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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 10th Oct 2019

A talk about the first 6,000 years of cities. What has changed and what has remained constant. Their beginnings as places of ritual and growth into places of exchange and permanent inhabitation. Monica L Smith is an archaeologist and anthropologist based at UCLA in California. Her talk (and the book that accompanies it) have much of interest to architects, engineers, city planners, city dwellers and anyone with an interest in infrastructure or maintenance.


This is a screening of a Seminar About Long-Term Thinking (SALT) event filmed in San Francisco in August 02019. The screening starts at 18:30 and lasts 90 minutes (including a a Q&A with Stewart Brand). Food and drink is available from the Rawthmell's bar during the screening.
More drinks afterwards (first at the RSA, then almost certainly at a nearby pub).


Since 02006 the Long Now Foundation has held monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking (SALT) events in San Francisco. In the latter months of 02019 Long Now London are screening some of our favourites from this ongoing series.

Our venue is "The Steps" a small amphitheatre in RSA House that’s available for social change conversations. On arrival at RSA House, ask staff at the front desk for directions to "The Steps" and they will point you downstairs into Rawthmell's coffee house.

After the screening we will of course have discussion over a few drinks, both at Rawthmell's and at a nearby pub.

Please RSVP here as space is limited. This event is organised by Long Now London, kindly hosted by the Royal Society of Arts. No need to book anything on the RSA website this time.

Cost: Free of Charge

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2019-10-10 2019-10-10 Europe/London Long Now London: A talk about the evolution of cities from ancient times to the present. Monica L Smith is an archaeologist and anthropologist based at UCLA. This event is a screening of her Long Now talk given in San Francisco in August. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/10/long-now-london-214680 The Royal Society of Arts,8 John Adam Street,London,

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