Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds

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Price
$27.95
Publisher
Duke University Press
Publish Date
Pages
312
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.6 X 9.0 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780822371052

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About the Author

Arturo Escobar is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Reviews

"Escobar's literature review and theoretical discussion stand out. Some of the ground he covers includes critical design studies, ethnographic approaches to design, participatory design, and decolonized design. Anthropology has a lot to offer design, Escobar argues, because we study the interplay of materiality, meaning, and practice. . . . Escobar's discussion is built on a foundation of work emanating from a panopoly of Latin American scholars, all of whom appear to be fascinating in their own rights. . . . Through Escobar I felt like I was glimpsing the depth and breadth of that body of literature for the first time."-- (08/27/2018)
"Designs for the Pluriverse is a heavy-hitting theoretical framework with potential to inform the practice of the design scholar or professional in any field, from planning or architecture to product design, engineering, and beyond. The work makes sense of generations of decolonial scholarship, pushing the reader towards understanding their design work as more relational, long-term-oriented, and transformative than previously assumed."-- (05/01/2019)