As part of the Edinburgh Book Festival
Richard Sennett will be speaking about his new book The Craftsman - tickets £9.00
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Society and Culture
What does it mean today to learn a craft, a skill or a hobby? In The Craftsman, esteemed Professor of Sociology Richard Sennett explores why we have needed practical activity, how the role of the skilled craftsman has changed over time, and what motivates individuals to become obsessive and inspired by a hobby, including his own attempts to learn the piano.