Escobar, Arturo

Arturo Escobar is professor of anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has been visiting professor at universities in Argentina, Ecuador, Catalunya, Finland, the Netherlands, and England. His main interests are political ecology, design, anthropology of development, social movements, and technoscience. His most well-known book is Encountering Development: The Making and Unmaking of the Third World (1995; 2nd edition, 2011). Besides Designs for the Pluriverse (2018), which is featured in his Rorotoko interview, he is also the author of Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, Redes (2008); Sentipensar con la Tierra (2014); and Autonomía y diseño: la realización de lo comunal (2016), among other works.


On Rorotoko:

On his book Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds
(Our Cover Feature of April 22, 2018)