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(WEEK I:  JUNE 4-8 ; WEEK II: JUNE 11-15)






(JUNE 9-10)

This summer our institute and conference aim to open up plural spaces in which our common human experience is affirmed as a mode of resistance and creating concepts and actions. Our goal is to actively work towards the creation of a new commons that highlights difference, aberration, and paradox in both theoretical and practical terms.

This vision is becoming more important than ever in the wake of our current global context in which we are increasingly witnessing political isolation, anti-intellectualism, homogenisation, and economic prioritisation. We find that the most pressing questions confronting us today have precisely to do with the creation of new spaces and organisations in which new forms of life can be imagined, conceived and developed.

Our vision is to do philosophy, to practice and create concepts and to live in common together.  

We are looking specifically to explore alternative epistemologies, ontologies, communities, identities, and modes of being that go against the grain of the current neoliberal paradigm. We aim at bringing together artists, theorists, musicians, activists and writers. 

We welcome you to join by either submitting and presenting an abstract that addresses the topic of anomalous zones of resistance, or by attending the institute and/or conference.


 Summer Institute 2018

This year's seminar series presents:

Julie Reshe

Tere Vadén

Lewis R. Gordon

Rocco Gangle

Francisco Gonzalez Castro

Creston Davis

All information about the seminars (schedule and content) is available on the event's page.



This year's topic is intentionally vague to invite submissions that surprise us; that may stand outside or at the edges the current academic disciplines and challenge us to think and explore in extraordinary ways together. You can see the conference speakers and guests and register via the online form on the event's page.



This year GCAS will manifest in Performing Arts Forum (PAF), situated in the small village of Saint Erme, France.

All you need to know about PAF, including your lodging costs: click here

!!! Important!!! If you plan to attend with your children and/or partners, who are not intending to take part in the event, contact us specifically in order to organize an alternative accommodation (PAF has a special policy regarding children and non-involved accompanying people).



This year participation for students, independent researchers and people in difficult financial situation is FREE.

More information about costs: here



We will be happy to answer all your questions and comments via email:



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Picture: Studying in PAF courtyard




Mailing address: 388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York, NY, 11217, US

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