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Donna Haraway and Anna Tsing: Unblocking Attachment Sites for Living in the Plantationocene
Apr 17, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Donna Haraway (Emerita, UC – Santa Cruz) and Anna Tsing (Anthropology, UC – Santa Cruz) joined us at the Center for 21st Century Studies for a discussion on “Unblocking Attachment Sites for Living in the Plantationocene.” Exploring the arts, practices, and ethical implications of living on a damaged planet, Tsing and Haraway joined in conversation about living and dying in the Plantationocene, followed by a reception at C21.
About the Speakers:
Donna Haraway is a Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness department at the University of California Santa Cruz. She is the author of “A Cyborg Manifesto” (1985), Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (Routledge, 1991), When Species Meet (University of Minnesota, 2008), and most recently Staying With the Trouble (Duke, 2016). At UCSC, she is an active participant in the Science and Justice Research Center and Center for Creative Ecologies. Donna trains seriously with dogs in the sport of agility, but mainly lives with her companions, human and more than human, as she struggles to resist and rebuild multispecies public worlds in the current era of racist, misogynist nationalisms and capitalist planetary destruction.
Anna Tsing is a Professor of Anthropology at UC – Santa Cruz. She is the author of The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins (Princeton, 2015), Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection (Princeton, 2005), and others. With Jennifer Deger, Alder Keleman, and Feifei Zhou, she is currently putting together a digital project entitled Feral Atlas: the More-than-Human Anthropocene.