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Call for Participation in Pelion Summer Lab for Cultural Theory and Experimental Humanities on “Ec/o/ontologies” (June 28-July 8, 2023)

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, will be conducted June 28-July 8 in
Makrinitsa (Pelion), with support from the Experimental Humanities
Collaborative Network (EHCN).

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
intensive exchange and exploration regarding the pressing problems and
questions of our worlds.

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 symposium entitled “Strange Weather: Ecologies of
Resistance and Repair”, involving local activists, artists and
filmmakers, 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 include: Vivien
Sansour (Bard), Olga Cielemęcka (Eastern Finland), Gene Ray (Geneva
University of Art and Design), Tom Western (University College London),
Jenny Marketou (New School), Ismini Gatou (Aegean), Anthrobombing
(Thessaly), Cine-Doc Volos, “Free Water” Assembly Stagiates,
Penelope Papailias (Thessaly), George Mantzios (Toronto).

All the details are available on the PSL website: [1]

The application can be found here  [2].

You can also download the Call in pdf here> Call for Participation 5th Pelion Summer Lab 2023 on Econtologies [3]

The deadline is April 10th, 2023.

Any questions can be sent to

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