Part of The Entanglement Project, Ecologies of Knowledges is convened by Felwine Sarr (French and Francophone Studies, Duke).
Ecologies of Knowledges will create spaces of conversation around two main ideas: emancipation and dignity. We will re-read the work of Senghor, Fanon, and Suzanne Cesaire and analyze their contemporary resonances for questions of emancipation (political, social, and cultural), identity, alienation, life, and race. We will seek to articulate a political economy of dignity, attending to its philosophical ground and concrete outcomes (e.g. in terms of rights, well-being, care, universal income). Through panels, workshops, and film screenings, we will ask how African philosophy might contribute to the re-institution of life and concretization of dignity.