Designs for the Pluriverse: Radical Interdependence, Autonomy, and the Making of Worlds - New Ecologies for the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)Arturo Escobar (author)
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Publisher: Duke University Press
Number of pages: 312
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
"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." -- Darien Williams * Carolina Planning Journal *
"I can emphatically state that Designs for the Pluriverse is a superb and welcome addition both to the expanding literature on design in anthropology, and to design theory more broadly. . . . Indeed, there are so many ways to read this book that almost anyone who picks it up will find something to think with."-- Keith M. Murphy * Anthropological Quarterly *
"Designs for the Pluriverse is an excellent text for design studies scholars who are interested in exploring methodologies and theories of collective existence and creation, intertwining a series of case studies that support autonomous design with the theories to challenge modernist anthropocentrism. Together, they provide a strong foundation for readers to continue pursuing how to decolonize the world by redesigning the human being and designing the pluriverse, a world in which many worlds fit."-- Juan Carlos Rodriguez Rivera * Design and Culture *
"Escobar's book brings together a wealth of relevant perspectives, initiatives, and references and is essential reading for all those interested in design and its potential for transition movements and the struggle of marginalized communities." -- Ton Otto * Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute *
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