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In an interview published in 2015, the Jamaican writer, critic, and philosopher Sylvia Wynter concludes her discussion of the history of Western humanism with the suggestion that in today's world "humanness is no longer a noun. Being human is a praxis".

This statement feels especially resonant as we learn new ways of being in lockdown and in quarantine.

But what does it mean to practice being human? And how can we use this creative process to change the world around us?

For Wynter, putting our humanness into practice is not just central to understanding ourselves and our world. It is crucial for activism and social justice-to our hope for the future, but also for the present and the past.

Through a series of workshops, discussions, and other creative activities, 'Being Human as Praxis' explores different ways of examining and practicing our humanness. It also offers examples of how this praxis can change the world for the better.

Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis, ed. by Katherine McKittrick (Durham: Duke University Press, 2015), p. 23

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