Ariel Salleh is Visiting Professor in Culture, Philosophy & Environment, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa; Senior Fellow in Post-Growth Societies, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany and Research Associate in Political Economy, University of Sydney, Australia. Her theoretical work draws on activist experience in anti-nuclear politics, water catchments, biodiversity protection, and support for Asia-Pacific women creating eco-sufficient community alternatives. Salleh is currently writing a multi-volume critique of discourses in environmental thought.
By Arturo Escobar, Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Federico Demaria, Alberto Acosta, Open Democracy
The paths to a bio-civilization are multiple - and the pluriverse is already visible in the cosmovisions and radical practices of many groups worldwide. The notion of a pluriverse questions the alleged universality of Euro-Americacentric modernity. As the Zapatistas of Chiapas, Mexico, put it so wisely, the pluriverse constitutes “a world where many worlds fit”.