Dr. Arturo Escobar
Arturo Escobar is an activist-researcher from Cali, Colombia, working on territorial struggles against extractivism, postdevelopmentalist and post-capitalist transitions, and ontological design. He was professor of anthropology and political ecology at UNC, Chapel Hill, until 2018, and is currently affiliated with PhD Programs in Design and Creation (Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia) and in Environmental Sciences (Universidad del Valle, Cali). Over the past thirty years, he has worked closely with Afro-descendant, environmental and feminist organizations in Colombia.
“Transcending Modernity: Contribution to GTI Forum “Interrogating the Anthropocene.’” The Great Transition Initiative, February 2021
“Warming up to the pluriverse # 7: On designing otherwise.” A podcast conversation with Sophie Krier and Erik Wong, Het Nieuwe Institute (The Netherlands), February 2021.
“Pluriversal designing and the re-earthing of cities.” Cooper Union School of Architecture, “Pluriversal, Bewildered and Otherwise Lecture Series,” September 28, 2021 (Featuring Wai Think Tank).
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