On design, development and the axes of pluriversal politics: An interview with Arturo Escobar

Authors

  • Arturo Escobar University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Carlos Tornel University of Durham
  • Aapo Lunden University of Oulu

Abstract

This interview deals with Arturo Escobar’s recent work on Pluriversal Politics and the Pluriversal transitions. The discussion is divided into three main themes: the first section addresses Escobar’s reflections on the contemporary civilizational crisis and the politics of the pluriverse; the second section engages with the contents of the Theme Issue, particularly those aspects of the transition that include radical relationality, the transition strategies, ontological and pluriversal struggles, and the notion of terricide. The final section reflects on Escobar’s work on development and its implications for the future. The conversation has been edited to fit the guidelines for publication of this journal and supported with the most recent work, both published and unpublished by Arturo Escobar.

Section
Discussions and interventions

Published

2022-04-29 — Updated on 2022-05-06

How to Cite

Escobar, A., Tornel, C. ., & Lunden, A. (2022). On design, development and the axes of pluriversal politics: An interview with Arturo Escobar. Nordia Geographical Publications, 51(2), 103–122. https://doi.org/10.30671/nordia.115526