CES Summer School

Epistemologies of the South VI: Existing, Resisting, and Fighting through the Arts

27, 28, 29, 30 June, 2022 & 04, 05, 06, 07 July, 2022

Online event


Applications are open to all those available to participate in a challenging space of mutual learnings towards the decolonisation of thought and struggle against capitalism, colonialism and patriarchy. A heterogeneous group is expected in terms of origin, knowledge, age and experience of work and struggles, composed of academics of different areas, artists and other professionals, students and activists.  Involvement in social movements or other forms of activism or social struggle is highly valued.

We understand the course as a space for conviviality, well-being, the sharing of heterogeneous knowledges and mutual learnings among everyone. We recognise the centrality of the production of knowledge beyond the walls of the academy and seek for artistic production to challenge the political imagination.
We acknowledge the extraordinary differences that make up the world and are convinced that shared experiences of struggle allow the constitution of a diverse but united South with potential for resistance against colonialism, capitalism and patriarchy.

All those interested in participating in the Summer School must FILL IN THE APPLICATION FORM.


  • Applicants for this advanced training course must submit a biographical note (up to 300 words) and a motivation letter (up to 700 words) stating why they would like to attend the course, how the subject of the course dialogues with their interests and how it would enrich their knowledge, as well as describing how their participation could contribute to stimulating discussions and enriching the knowledge of the group. Pay attention to the number of words, as the form will only accept the number of words indicated!
  • Applicants will receive a confirmation that their application has been received.
  • The course is limited to 40 participants. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance by April 30th.
  • 4 scholarships will be awarded to cover full participation in the course (tuition).
  • Applicants for scholarships should select the "Scholarship Application" option on the form.

Applications must be submitted [HERE] by midnight of April 28th.

The Summer School is self-funded and does not generate profit. Registration fees grant funding for  4 scholarships for participants.


Early Bird Fee
Deadline for full payment of the registration fee: May 16
Students: 50€
Regular: 70€
Late Bird Fee
Deadline for full payment of the registration fee: June 06
Students: 80€
Regular: 100€

The deadline for full payment of the registration fee is May 16 (early-bird fee) and June 6 (late-bird fee). In case of withdrawal, the registration fee will be refunded when notice of withdrawal is given at least 20 days before the course starts. Any cancellations after June 6 will not be subject to any refund.  

Notification of acceptance will be accompanied by guidelines for the participant regarding how to proceed with the registration and payment.

For any queries relating to these matters, please contact the organising committee at alicesummerschool@ces.uc.pt.