join us to explore where and how to construct a space for thinking under the condition of criticism during the pandemic and the crisis of universities


24-25 September 2020


Virtual platform

Application deadline

10 August 2020

We, the students and faculty of the Department of International Relations at Central European University would like to create a radical opening that could ensure an influx of new practices and ideas for the university of the future. We would like to scrutinize the current deficiencies of academic institutions and provide an online platform for new forms of expression and knowledge production.

For the first event in the post-university project, we focus on topics native to International Relations. However, without imposing any predetermined parameters for valuable knowledge claims, we welcome activists, intellectuals, artists, academics, as well as all concerned individuals to send us their ideas that could shape the university of the future and define its ultimate meaning and goals. What and who is academia for? How should academics continue practicing their craft? How should we engage with the broader public? Contributors, please, feel free to raze us, academics, to the ground! This is partially what this event is for.

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We welcome submissions in various formats: audios, visuals, and texts will all be considered. All audio and visual submissions should be accompanied by a short 250-word contextualizing commentary.

Overall, submissions should not only critique but offer suggestions on how to envision and construct an alternative knowledge environment within or outside academic institutions.

We welcome submissions in English, Turkish, and Russian (due to administrative capabilities). These are also going to be the working languages of the event.