Past Event

Ailton Krenak- The Devouring of the World and the Climate Crisis

September 27, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

The Devouring of the World and the Climate Crisis

A lecture by Ailton Krenak (philosopher, writer, and indigenous leader).

In this talk, the indigenous thinker and philosopher Ailton Krenak urges us to take seriously the value of the indigenous philosophies of the Americas when it comes to confronting the climate change crisis. The author of Ideas to Postpone the End of the World and A Vida Não Útil (Life is Not Useful), here Krenak offers a trenchant critique of the extent to which an understanding of the earth as a resource to be exploited has taken hold in the wake of globalization, as well as how the logic of consumption is enabled by the “cognitive abyss”—our inability to listen and to see what is happening to the world.

This event will be in Portuguese. Interpretation will be provided.

Cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Social Difference and the Institute of Latin American Studies.

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