Upcoming Event:  Ascona Summer School 2021

The Ascona Interface Summer School: Anthropological Engagement beyond Academia

June 7-12, 2021


The Interface Commission of the Swiss Anthropological Association (SEG-SSE) in collaboration with the Centre for Studies of Society and Culture in Ascona will be holding its first Summer School on June 7-12, 2021. The Summer School aims to offer Anthropology Master students the opportunity to learn about contemporary anthropological engagement and practice beyond academia. During the five-day course, students will be interacting with practitioners engaged in various forms of applications of anthropological knowledge in specifically situated social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental challenges. The course involves an engaged modality of learning where students together with practitioners are encouraged to explore, reflect upon and further develop their individual or collective projects of anthropological engagement. The Summer School offers an enabling and non-hierarchical learning environment through presentations, discussions, and group work and exercises. This pilot Ascona Summer School in 2021 will be able to accommodate up to 12 students from all universities within Switzerland. 

Details on the application process, requirements and deadline will be announced soon.  For enquiries contact Doris Bacalzo. E-mail: dbacalzo@gmail.com

We are grateful to the support for the event from the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Centre for Studies of Society and Culture in Ascona.



Apero: 19 pm
Film Screening: 20 pm
Forum: 21.30 pm


Filmed by Inanc Tekguc & Eda Elif Tibet / 76 mins, Tamazight /e (Morocco / 2020)
Produced by Karma Motion
in Association with Global Diversity Foundation

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/343410586

There will be a forum on "Our Common(s) Future" with Researchers from the Institute of Geography, Uni Bern: Dr.Eda Elif Tibet & Dr.Timothy Adams & Dr. Sebastien Boillat.

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Online series to rethink heritage interpretation and presentation invited by the new International Centre based in Korea. Aiming to bring in anthropological reflections on heritage processes, minorities and governance dynamics and engage with heritage practitioners, researchers and policy makers.


Peter B. Larsen will be talking on minority-inclusive interpretation.


You are invited to join the discussion.


Presentations may be screened online through the Centre's facebook page:



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