Apply to Pelion Summer Lab 2023 “Eco/o/ontologies”
Deadline: April 10, 2023This summer the Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network (EHCN) will co-host the 5th Pelion Summer Lab for Cultural Theory and Experimental Humanities (PSL), an initiative of the Laboratory of Social Anthropology of the University of Thessaly, on June 28 -August 7.
The aim of this 10-day program is to convene an interdisciplinary group of graduate students, researchers, artists, activists, and cultural producers from fields such as anthropology, history, sociology, interdisciplinary arts, gender studies, cultural and new media studies to collaborate on an intensive exchange and exploration of current pressing global problems.
This year’s theme Ec/o/ntologies, explores how debates, methods, and epistemologies informing the emergent interdisciplinary field of Environmental Humanities might help retool collective responses to the dire planetary exigencies of the mounting climate crisis. Experiments in commoning and mutuality indebted to feminist, anticolonial, Indigenous and Black genealogies of thought and practice will be explored In conversation with local natural resource struggles.
Centered around a public symposium entitled "Strange Weather: Ecologies of Resistance and Repair", the PSL program will culminate in a public experiment designed by the cohort: a sound-based geolocated walk developed through collaborative storytelling.
Artists, activists and academics confirmed so far: Olga Cielemęcka (Eastern Finland), Gene Ray (Geneva University of Art and Design), Tom Western (University College London), Vivien Sansour (Bard), Ismini Gatou (Aegean), Anthrobombing (Thessaly), Cine-Doc Volos, “Free Water” Assembly Stagiates, Penelope Papailias (Thessaly), George Mantzios (Toronto).
MA students, doctoral candidates, recent PhDs, independent researchers, artists, early career scholars and, in special cases, advanced undergraduate students are welcome to apply for this special event at the historic building of the former primary school in Makrinitsa, Pelion, Greece.
There is no tuition fee for this conference however participants are responsible for expenses related to travel and odging. Discounted rates are available to PSL participants at local hotels.
Questions? Contact the organizing committee at pelionsumme[email protected].
The deadline to apply is Monday, April 10
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