Escaping the Ivory Tower: Insurgent Research and the Autonomous Production of Knowledge, a Lecture by Gustavo Esteva

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Wesleyan’s favorite Mexican philosopher-prince is at it again. Gustavo Esteva closes up his lecture series tomorrow with a final event.

Ross Levin ’15 writes in:

The Foucaultian challenge to the institutional production of “truth” (the statements governing our behavior) is not coming from universities or research centers but from social movements: insurgent research, militant research, reflection in action. From Colectivo Situaciones in Argentina to Unitierra in California or Chocosol in Toronto autonomous centers for the production of knowledge are proliferating. Is this an ephemeral, marginal fashion? What is the role of these centers in the current wave of mobilizations? Does they represent alternative, valid ways of knowing?

  • Date: TOMORROW – Friday, October 11
  • Time: 12:00pm noon
  • Place: Allbritton 311 (top floor)
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