Full Name
Arturo Escobar
Job Title
Professor of Anthroppology Emeritus
U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Speaker Bio
Arturo Escobar is an activist-researcher from Cali, Colombia, working on territorial struggles against extractivism, and transition and ontological design. He was professor of anthropology and political ecology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, until 2018, and is currently affiliated with the PhD Program in Design and Creation, Universidad de Caldas, Manizales, Colombia, and the PhD Program in Environmental Sciences, Universidad del Valle, Cali. Over the past twenty-five years, he has worked closely with Afro-Colombian, environmental and feminist organizations. His most well-known book is Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World (1995, 2nd Ed. 2011). His most recent books are: Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds (2018), and Pluriversal Politics: The Real and the Possible (2020). He is currently working on a book on relationality (Designing Relationally: Making and Restor(y)ing Life) with Michal Osterweil and Kriti Sharma.
Arturo Escobar