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Design as the Healing of The Web of Life: Against Globalization with Arturo Escobar - Stephan Weiss Lecture Series

April 23, 2019, 6:30 PM

Design as the Healing of The Web of Life: Against Globalization with Arturo Escobar - Stephan Weiss Lecture Series

Starr Foundation Hall, Room UL102, University Center

General Public 

Arturo Escobar is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His main interests are political ecology, ontological design, and the anthropology of development, social movements, and technoscience. Over the past twenty-five years, he has worked closely with Afro-Colombian social movements in the Colombian Southwest. His most well-known book is Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World. His most recent book is Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds.

The Stephan Weiss lecture series, hosted by the School of Design Strategies at Parsons, is made possible by an endowment established by the Karan-Weiss foundation, Donna Karan, Gabrielle Karan, Corey Weiss, and Lisa Weiss.



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