Carlos Fortuna

Position: 
Full Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Economics
Affiliation: 
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Senior Researcher at the Center for Social Studies, University of Coimbra
Discussion – Key Debates, Viewpoints & Interviews

Living – Overcoming the Unsouled City

2020, issue 45, Carlos Fortuna: I have just finished writing a book that will shortly be published in Brazil and in Portugal. It is a book about cities and the various expressions of urbanness that take place there. One of the chapters of Cidades e Urbanidades [Cities and Urbanities] is dedicated to an eulogy of walking, showing how it is only the human rhythm of the urban walk that enables us to decipher the city and its material, sociohistorical and symbolic expressions.

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