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Designs for the Pluriverse

Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds

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Designs for the Pluriverse by Arturo Escobar
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In Designs for the Pluriverse Arturo Escobar presents a new vision of design theory and practice aimed at channeling design's world-making capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth. Noting that most design-from consumer goods and digital technologies to built environments-currently serves capitalist ends, Escobar argues for the development of an "autonomous design" that eschews commercial and modernizing aims in favor of more collaborative and placed-based approaches. Such design attends to questions of environment, experience, and politics while focusing on the production of human experience based on the radical interdependence of all beings. Mapping autonomous design's principles to the history of decolonial efforts of indigenous and Afro-descended people in Latin America, Escobar shows how refiguring current design practices could lead to the creation of more just and sustainable social orders.

Author Biography

Arturo Escobar is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Release date NZ
March 22nd, 2018
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
3 figures
Imprint
Duke University Press
Pages
312
ISBN-13
9780822371052
Product ID
26797629

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