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Alan de Botton writes essays on themes ranging from love and travel, to architecture and philosophy. A founding member of The School of Life, his recent bestseller is The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work.
One of the causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment. Alain de Botton tells us about his new Living Architecture project, dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of world-class modern architecture. Alex Lifschutz described the new Jewish Community Centre for London building and the impact that it will have. They spoke about the way beautiful buildings can alter our perception of self and community and the way we think about both ourselves and our communities.