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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.

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

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Author: Escobar, Arturo1; Tornel, Carlos2; Lunden, Aapo3
Organizations: 1Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
2Department of Geography, Durham University, United Kingdom
3Geography Research Unit, University of Oulu, Finland
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Pohjois-Suomen Maantieteellinen Seura, 2022
Publish Date: 2022-12-02


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to fit the guidelines for publication of this journal and supported with the most recent work, both published and unpublished by Arturo Escobar.

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Series: Nordia geographical publications
ISSN: 1238-2086
ISSN-E: 2736-9722
ISSN-L: 1238-2086
Volume: 51
Issue: 2
Pages: 103 - 122
DOI: 10.30671/nordia.115526
Type of Publication: B1 Journal article
Field of Science: 519 Social and economic geography
Copyright information: © 2021 Arturo Escobar, Carlos Tornel, Aapo Lunden. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.