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The World We Need

The Barcelona Debate 2018

In this year’s Barcelona Debate, four eminent thinkers will discuss how to think about and inhabit the future world. From their different traditions of critical thought Vandana Shiva, George Monbiot, McKenzie Wark, and Donna Haraway contemplate what kind of world we need.

Donna Haraway

A conversation with Marta Segarra

The biologist and philosopher of science Donna Haraway talks with the Professor Marta Segarra on the occasion of the essay Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (DUP, 2016), in which Haraway proposes new ways of reconfiguring the relations of humans with the earth and all its inhabitants.

McKenzie Wark

The Drunken Driver: Thoughts on a Waning Civilisation

string(15) "position- 0-300" McKenzie Wark, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, discuss the role of climate change in the present Anthropocene Era. Wark points out that perhaps this is not as rational a world as its owners would like us to think. What if the corporate-robotic-information complex that is seeking power o...

George Monbiot

Interview. Rewilding the Land, the Sea, and Human Life

George Monbiot, journalist and essayist specialising in the environment, argues that damaged ecosystems must be freed from human intervention so that the flora and fauna can develop freely and recover the natural ecological processes of the wild.

Vandana Shiva

Seeding Freedom: Humanity at an Evolutionary Crossroads

Vandana Shiva, activist and ecofeminist thinker talks about the role humanity must accept in a future conditioned by the ecological, economic, political and social effects of the present climate crisis. Vandana Shiva argues that today’s climate crisis faces humanity with a serious situation ...