Summer School in Global Studies and Critical Theory


Bologna, June 26 – July 7, 2017


The global age has been caracterized by a new protagonism of radical social movements, both in terms of their political mobilization and of a new conceptualization of politics. On the other hand, sovereignty has witnessed a radical process of redefinition of its very notion and functioning beyond its modern forms.

The 2017 Summer school in Global Studies and Critical Theory will focus on the problems and opportunities raised by these fundamental transformations of contemporary politics. Classes, seminars, public meetings and debates will address them both from a historical and theoretical perspective, and through the analysis of exemplary case studies, aiming at providing critical tools for the understanding of the current dynamics.

Up to 40 participants will be selected and required to attend all plenary lectures, the two morning courses, and at least one afternoon class per week.

For the first time this year will be active the Bologna Social Practice Lab directed by Pedro Lasch in collaboration with Rossella Mazzaglia. Up to 20 participants at the Summer School will be selected to contribute, along with students at University of Bologna, artists, performers, and activists, to a social art project called Polit(t)ico: Interventions for Bologna (2017-2018). If you are interested, do not forget to check the box in the application form and attach your material in the pdf among your application documents.

The Academy and other sponsors offer several grants covering fees, accomodation and/or travel.

Applications must be submitted by April 15, 2017 at 3.00 pm (GMT+1).

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