Donna Haraway and inter-species communities
Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival, 2016
Donna Haraway, a historian and professor at the Center for the History of Consciousness at the University of California, Santa Cruz, writes about the history of science, biotechnology and inter-species relationships while never wavering in her commitment to feminism and environmentalism.
Cyborg Manifesto (1984) toppled the barriers between humans and non-humans in favour of hybrid identities freed from normative structures of gender or species. Her incomparable creativity is recognisable in her use of language and acquaintance with (science) fiction. Fabrizio Terranova’s film about this iconoclastic figure whisks us off to a world where living beings of every species and machines not only live together, but also form hybrid communities. After presenting excerpts from his film Donna Haraway: Story Telling for Earthly Survival (2016), Terranova evokes his encounter with the philosopher and how he conceived the film, whose very form attests to the originality of a singular thinker.