Interdisciplinary Centre for Global South Studies

Summer School

Spring Academy 2024 - Pluriversal Knowledge

April 8th - 12th, 2024

Spring Academy 2024 - Pluriversal Knowledge

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 a scenario, pluriversal thinking offers ways for imagining alternative social designs. Towards this aim, the 2024 Spring Academy "Pluriversal Knowledge" calls for an engagement in the ongoing debates in academia, activism, and cultural production that focuses 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 addresses issues of globalization in a comparative and transdisciplinary perspective, the ICGSS Summer School will combine theoretical and methodological debates with scholars from the partner universities in the Global South, alongside colleagues from Asia-Pacific and Latin America, with a dialogue between academia, art, and political activism.

Partner Universities

Universite Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar

Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

Universität Tübingen



Dr. Prof. Susanne Goumegou (UT)

Dr. Prof. Sebastian Thies (UT)

Dr. Prof. Russell West-Pavlov (UT)



Charles Rono (UT)

Kristell Pech-Oxte (UT)

Ronica Vungmuankim (UT)

Souraja Chakraborty (UT)

Valeria Lopez Alvaro (UT)


Contact Person:

Laura Sánchez Carrillo (UT)