Designs for the pluriverse [electronic resource] : Radical interdependence, autonomy, and the making of worlds.

by Escobar, Arturo, 1951-Looking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Series: New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century Ser: Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2018.Description: 1 online resource (313 pages).ISBN: 9780822371816.Subject(s): Design -- Anthropological aspectsLooking glass | Design -- Environmental aspectsLooking glass | Design -- Human factorsLooking glass | Design -- Social aspectsLooking glassAlternative form: Print version: Designs for the Pluriverse : Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds 9780822370901Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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In Designs for the Pluriverse Arturo Escobar presents a new vision of design theory and practice aimed at channeling design's world-making capacity toward ways of being and doing that are deeply attuned to justice and the Earth. Noting that most design--from consumer goods and digital technologies to built environments--currently serves capitalist ends, Escobar argues for the development of an "autonomous design" that eschews commercial and modernizing aims in favor of more collaborative and placed-based approaches. Such design attends to questions of environment, experience, and politics while focusing on the production of human experience based on the radical interdependence of all beings. Mapping autonomous design's principles to the history of decolonial efforts of indigenous and Afro-descended people in Latin America, Escobar shows how refiguring current design practices could lead to the creation of more just and sustainable social orders.

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

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