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Is this the perfect time to radically change your way of living?
Friday, 18 September
While we’ve all adjusted to a new way of living these past six months, anthropologist James Suzman argues the time is right to really push for radical change in our lives.
The author of Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time tells ITV News presenter Lucrezia Millarini what would have been viewed at the start of 2020 as “ridiculously radical” is ready for re-evaluation and embracement.
“Something like a pandemic … is a great stimulus for making people think about potential new futures for themselves,” James argues. “I think we need to be brave and experimental.”
The end of city centres as we know them? No more working in offices? Only work a few hours a week? James may be coming way out of left field but is armed with researched arguments after years of studying a remarkable group of people who enjoy all of the above in their daily lives.
So - on your behalf - Lucrezia ultimately asks: could this really work in modern post-pandemic Britain?