Organized by Fabrizio Terranova, featuring Kim TallBear and a special live stream appearance by Donna Haraway.
Since her groundbreaking A Cyborg Manifesto (1984) Donna Haraway has been the preeminent scholar on rethinking relations between humans and technology as well as humans and animals. Her joyful and life-affirming multispecies feminism rejects any form of human exceptionalism and instead recognizes the entanglement and interrelatedness of all life forms. Neither giving in to apocalyptic end of the world scenarios nor the temptation of a magical technology fix, Haraway addresses the big ecological challenges of our time by mobilizing new practices of making kin across species and inventing new stories that allow us to imagine a more livable future.
The afternoon commences with a screening of Fabrizio Terranova’s feature-length film, Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016), an intimate portrait of Haraway as a captivating thinker and enthusiastic storyteller. It is followed by a book launch of her latest publication, Making Kin Not Population (2018), an anthology of essays calling for new practices of making kin beyond biological family structures in the face of unsustainable overpopulation.