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January 11, 2021

Convivial Cultures XI Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture

4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture

Rouzbeh Akhbari, Por ser a terra muito calmosa, 2020. Glazed ceramic mural, 160 x 200 cm.

Deadline for submissions: February 21, 2021

The XI Lisbon Summer School for the Study of Culture, under the topic “Convivial Cultures,” is the final public activity of the 4Cs: From Conflict to Conviviality through Creativity and Culture. The 4Cs is a European Cooperation Project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. Founded in 2017, the 4Cs aims at responding to a series of emerging social and cultural challenges such as migration, securitization, and freedom of expression by raising awareness about the role of creative and cultural work in the strengthening of European responsibility and European citizenship in a project of peace and conviviality.

One of the key goals of the “Convivial Cultures” is to track the notions of conviviality in terms of the narratives of their theoretical productions as well as the conditions of their applications in multiple art forms and across different creative and cultural contexts. Such tracking aims at, on the one hand, reflecting upon the different notions and how they have been used to address the same idea of “living-with-difference.” On the other hand, it serves as a reminder of how ideas across different disciplinary fields move and interact across time and contexts.

Welcoming contributions from the fields of Cultural, Literary, Translation, Visual Arts, Music, and Performance Studies, the 11th edition of the Summer School intends to reflect on the interrelation between different notions and applications of conviviality, to examine the growing awareness of the need for new cultures of conviviality, and to discuss the necessity to rethink, reconceptualize, and redefine the relationship between humans and between humans and the world they live in.

“Convivial Cultures” will take place in various locations across Lisbon, including the Universidade Católica Portuguesa, where we will count on an individual exhibition by Rouzbeh Akhbari, and the Lisbon Architecture Triennale.

The Lisbon Summer School invites proposals by doctoral students and post-docs that address, though may not be strictly limited to, the topics below:

Creativity and conflict/conviviality
Conviviality/conflict in/and the arts
Representations of conviviality
Conviviality/Friendship/Solidarity/Commons
Social change and planetarity
Multispecies entanglements
Multi- / Inter- / Trans- Culturalities
Participatory and relational practices
Conviviality and digitally-mediated networks
Cultures of conviviality and interdependence
Translation and Conviviality
Artistic and cultural convivial practices

The Summer School will take place at several cultural institutions in Lisbon and will gather outstanding doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers from around the world.

Paper proposals
Proposals should be sent to lxsummerschool [​at​] gmail.com no later than February 21, 2021 and include paper title, abstract in English (maximum 200 words), name, e-mail address, institutional affiliation, and a brief bio (maximum 100 words) mentioning ongoing research.

Applicants will be informed of the result of their submissions by March 21, 2021.

Rules for presentation
The organizing committee shall place presenters in small groups according to the research focus of their papers. They are advised to stay in these groups for the duration of the Summer School, so a structured exchange of ideas may be developed to its full potential.

Full papers submission
Presenters are required to send in full papers by May 30, 2021.
The papers will then be circulated amongst the members of each research group, and in the slot allotted to each participant (30 minutes) only 10 minutes may be used for a brief summary of the research piece. The Summer School is a place of networked exchange of ideas and organizers wish to have as much time as possible for a structured discussion between participants. Ideally, in each slot, 10 minutes will be used for presentation, and 20 minutes for discussion.

Please read the complete call for papers / contributions here.

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