Watch Alberto Alemanno, leading academic, civic entrepreneur and public interest lawyer, in our latest RSA Spotlight - the edits which take you straight to the heart of the event!
We are spectators of life, not actors. We are consumers, not citizens. But how can we change? Leading public interest lawyer Alberto Alemanno argues that we need to utilise our expertise and talents for the benefit of society. We all have the power – we just have to learn how to unleash it.
Many democratic societies are experiencing a crisis of faith. What can we do to fix democracy, get our voices heard and create a better society? The answer, argues Alberto Alemanno, is to become citizen lobbyists.
Marxist geographer David Harvey asks if it is time to look beyond capitalism, towards a new social order that would allow us to live within a responsible, just and humane system.