Design as the Healing of the Web of Life: Against Globalization
Design as the Healing of the Web of Life:
This was the fourth and final event in the 2018–19 Weiss Lecture Series, took place on April 23, 2019, and featured Arturo Escobar.
The Stephan Weiss Lecture Series is made possible by an endowment established by the Karan-Weiss Foundation, Donna Karan, Gabrielle Karan, Corey Weiss, and Lisa Weiss. Learn more about the series: http://sds.parsons.edu/weiss.
This year’s series is curated by Mariana Amatullo, PhD, Associate Professor of Strategic Design and Management, School of Design Strategies, and Andrew Shea, Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Integrated Design, School of Design Strategies.
Arturo Escobar is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is affiliated with two doctoral programs in Colombia, on Design and Creation (Universidad de Caldas, Manizales), and on Environmental Sciences (Universidad del Valle, Cali). 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 (1995, 2 nd Ed. 2011). His most recent book is Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds (2018).