Ascona, Switzerland

Critical Theory & Critical Sustainability Engagements: Anthropological Perspectives

when 13 June 2023 - 16 June 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 250

Critical theoretical and activist engagements on topics such as human rights, gender violence, global pandemics, coloniality, racism and environmental sustainability are hot topics in both social science research and change making across the world.

This Summer School is a new pilot initiative supported by the partnership initiative between the Universities of Geneva and Zurich in collaboration with the Swiss Anthropological Society and its Interface Commission. It eeks to ground such topics and enable learning on the multiple methodological, knowledge and political challenges involved in such terrains of research and open up for new forms of engagement, multi-modal expressions and student engagement.

This Summer School offers a unique space for creating mutual learning between critical theory and analysis, on the one hand, and critical engagements on the other. Hosted by the Centro Incontri Umani in Ascona, the pilot initiative draws upon critical scholars and practitioners from the Universities of Zurich and Geneva as well as the SSE Interface Commission. We aim for grounded learning on critical readings and engagements for a selected group of students from different levels.

In advance, students will be requested to present a particular sustainability topic of interest or on-going engagement to present during.

Course leader

Dr. Peter Bille Larsen
Geneva School of Social Sciences
University of Geneva

Fee info

CHF 250: Students fee