Philosophische Fakultät

CIVIS School "North-South Encounters"

Pluriverse: Challenges of Post-Developmentalist Thought for Global South Studies

Tübingen, September 26-30, 2022

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Link for all hybrid events: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

The multiple crises created by the current dynamics of globalization have called the concepts such as development, progress and modernization into question. In the face of such scenario, pluriversal thinking offers a radical "alternative for thinking alternatives" to Western hegemony (Boaventura de Sousa Santos: 2014).

Towards this aim, the 2022 CIVIS School "North-South Encounters" encourages to engage in the ongoing debates in academia, activism and cultural production that focus on the Pluriverse as a methodological and theoretical framework that has emerged in the context of post-developmentalist thought and epistemologies of the South.

Looking for “a world into which many worlds fit”, we follow Arturo Escobar’s invitation to develop a capacity to design alternative worlds that challenge globalization’s drive to homogenize what is diverse in principle. Thus, we take up the provoking impetus of new political ontologies, indigenous notions of the good living and calls for cognitive justice.

In accordance with the way which Global South studies address issues of globalization in a comparative and transdisciplinary perspective, the CIVIS school will combine theoretical debates with scholars from the CIVIS network (from Europe and Africa), alongside colleagues from Asia-Pacific and Latin America, with a dialogue between academia, art, and political activism

Program:

Monday
26.09.2022


9:00-10:00
Registration and welcome coffee

10:00-10-15
Greetings: Esteban Morera, Riccarda Flemmer, Susanne Goumegou, Sebastian Thies

10:15-11:00
Introduction:
“Epistemologies of the South”
Thies & Goumegou
University of Tübingen

Hybrid event: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

11:30-12:30
Master class: Introduction video project with
Jhonny Hendrix

12:30-14:00
Lunch

14:00-16:30
Workshop I Student video project with
Jhonny Hendrix

17:00-18:30
Book Launch
Dilip Menon
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Hybrid event: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

19:30 (Café Haag)
Conversation with Cristopher Coñoman Moreno
Mapuche musician-rapper

Tuesday
27.09.2022


9:00-10:30
Keynote lecture
„Ucronías for the good life: a theoretical and methodological proposal”
René Ramírez
Universidad Autónoma de México

Hybrid event: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

11:00-12:30
Workshop
„Temporalities of Buen Vivir“
René Ramírez
Universidad Autónoma de México

14:00-15:30
„Relational Peace: Assembling the “Ethnic", “Territorial" and
“Environmental" Perspectives of Peacebuilding in Colombia”
Angela Iranzo
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Hybrid event: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

16:00-17:30
Media Workshop I
„Discours du post-développement dans le cinéma africain“/ „Postdevelopment discourses im african cinema“
Bacary Sarr
Université Cheikh Anta Diop
Sebastian Thies
University of Tübingen
Discussant: Alain S. Agnessan
UFHB Abidjan

Hybrid event: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

Wednesday
28.09.2022


9:00-10:30
“Who gets to speak about international intervention in Mali ? Patterns and North-South asymmetries in the production of knowledge since 2012”
Isaline Bergamaschi
Université libre de Bruxelles

Hybrid event: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

11:00-12:30
"Malian Women Writers' Perspectives on Feminism: Local Context, Global Framework".
Fatoumata Keita
Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines, Bamako (Mali)

Hybrid event: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

14:00-15:30
"The Transformative Potential of Rights of Nature: Struggling for Alternatives to Destructive Anthropocentric Development“
Riccarda Flemmer
University of Tübingen

Hybrid event: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

16:00-17:30
Dialogue with Patricia Gualinga
Activist, human rights defender from the Amazon region of Ecuador.
Discussant:
Renata de Sá Gonçalves
Universidade Federal Fluminense

Hybrid event: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

Thursday
29.09.2022


9:00 - 10:30
Media Workshop II
"The Meanings of Waste“
Thais Machado
Stockholm University
Discussant:
Roberto Robalinho
Universidade Federal Fluminense

Hybrid event: https://zoom.us/j/92061481998

 

14:00
Visit to the Linden Museum in Stuttgart 

 

16:00 - 17:30
Lecture
Inés de Castro
Director of the Lindenmuseum


Friday
30.09.2022


9:00-12:30
Workshop II Student Video Project with Jhonny Hendrix

14:00
Presentation of projects

Organizing Committee:
Prof. Dr. Susanne Goumegou
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Thies
Prof. Dr. Riccarda Flemmer
Esteban Morera Aparicio

Contact:
Ana Clara Alves
civissummerschoolgsspam prevention@romanistik.uni-tuebingen.de