Arturo is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. His main interests are: political ecology, ontological design, pluriversal studies and anthropology of development, social movements and technoscience.
For the past twenty-five years, he has worked closely with various Afro-Colombian social movements in southwestern Colombia, in particular the Process of Black Communities (PCN). His latest book Designs for the Pluriverse. Radical interdependence, autonomy and the creation of worlds (2018; 2016 and 2017 for the Colombian and Argentine editions) is about critical design discourses; making links between design, critical traditions, transitions, autonomy, relationship and collective forms of design.