The Family: Is There a Better Way to Live Together? with Sarah Stein Lubrano

Tuesday June 27th, 6.30pm


Modern society is structured around the family.  From our legal system to our housing units and our social norms, everything has been designed to prioritise the nuclear family unit: two people and their children. 

Yet while for some the family is a source of great joy and support, much has been lost and even harmed by organising our relationships this way. Might there be better ways of structuring our private and emotional lives? As we navigate the escalating crises of this century, how might we build alternative communities of care that aren’t based on biological kinship?

In this interactive talk with political theorist and writer Sarah Stein Lubrano, we’ll look at arguments for extending, transforming, or abolishing the concept of the family. 

Together we'll read short clips from writers ranging from Friedrich Engels to Sophie Lewis. We'll think about alternative modes of kinship, the promises of communal life, and the possibility of refocusing our relationships on friendship.

Kairos, 1 Essex Street, London WC2R 3HY

Doors open at 6.30pm for drinks, talk and discussion starts at 7pm with a break for a one-pot vegan supper.

£5 members, £10 non-members. Includes food.