Note — Jun 23, 2019

Feminist Cyborg Scholar Donna Haraway: ‘The Disorder of Our Era Isn’t Necessary’

Seen in → No.85

Source → theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/20/donna-hara...

Not the best Haraway interview, the longer form to appear in Logic magazine will likely be better but sharing it for the quote below. I’ve often said I “translate” between disciplines, this is a good framing for something similar.

It’s related to [what the postcolonial theorist Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has called] “strategic essentialism”. There is a strategic use to speaking the same idiom as the people that you are sharing the room with. You craft a good-enough idiom so you can work on something together. I go with what we can make happen in the room together. And then we go further tomorrow.