The Summer School is designed around two main formats: keynote lectures (which also include a roundtable) and discussion circles.
The keynote lectures are intended as educational and inspiring moments among professionals and participants and are aimed at giving a large-scale perspective on the topics discussed. They can be attended both online and in person at IMT School (see Participation options). Keynote speakers will be announced in the following weeks on social media (Instagram, Facebook) and on the website of the summer school.
The discussion circles are intended as horizontal educational practices, during which successful applicants (only in person) present their research case studies (15 mins) and reflections in small groups with the presence of a mediator. At the end of each day, the mediators will sum up and share with everyone the main findings and debated issues of each discussion circle.
Beyond these research-oriented events, the School pays particular attention to the social activities (screenings, breaks, social meals) in order to foster informal discussions and friendly sharing of ideas and future projects.
The publication of selected contributions from the Summer School is currently being discussed with editorial collaborators.
Here are listed the possible options to attend the school:
in-person participation at IMT School - fee 150€. The hosting School will cover lunches, coffee breaks and working materials. All other costs not mentioned here are to be intended on behalf of the participant. A participation certificate will be issued with an attendance of 90%.
keynote sessions' attendance (online and in person) - fee 50€. Access only to keynote lectures. No certificate will be issued.
To participate in the school, interested participants should send an abstract (max 300 words, in addition to a bibliography of max 120 words) pertaining to one of the above-mentioned topics and a short biography (150 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We invite proposals for contributions suitable for a 15 minutes presentation, which can derive from ongoing researches, PhD thesis, published and unpublished articles, or artistic and practice-based projects. The presentations by participants will take place during discussion circles, in equipped rooms with projectors, Wi-fi connection, and blackboard.
Discussion circles are an integral part of the summer school and will be designed based on successful applications, therefore already formed panels will not be accepted.
The selection process will start right after the submission deadline and confirmed participants will be notified in a reasonable advance in order to organize their travel. Payment details will be provided soon after the selection notification. After receiving proof of payment, the official confirmation of attendance will be sent.
The deadline for submitting the application has been extended to 30 April 2023 h. 11.59 pm (CET).
Keynote sessions' attendance (online and in person)
To attend only the keynote speeches, interested participants should write an email to email@example.com. Payment details will be provided afterwards. After receiving proof of payment, the confirmation of attendance will be sent. As for the online participation, the link will be provided as the event approaches.
No selection process is required.
The deadline for sending the email to attend keynote sessions is 7 July 2023 h. 11.59 pm (CET).
The fees for participating in the Summer School (either by attending keynote lectures only or the full program) have the only function of financially sustaining the Summer School itself and cover all its expenses. The Summer School is mainly self-funded, meaning that neither IMT School nor the people involved in its organization earn money from this activity. In accordance with the Statute of the IMT School, the Summer School promotes full and open access to scientific knowledge and its results.
By contributing with the 50 euro or 150 euro fee, participants are not paying to "consume knowledge"; instead, they are supporting the very possibility of the existence of the event.
With these general principles in mind, we did our best to keep the fees as low as possible to create the conditions for this occasion of encounter, dialogue, and critical engagement to happen.