2024 Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society Summer School

Tense and Tender Tropics: Ecologies of Vulnerability and Care

August 5 - August 16

University of the Philippines Diliman

“Tense and Tender Tropics: Ecologies of Vulnerability and Care” is a ten-day summer school that engages interdisciplinary perspectives on the manifold crises and attendant creative, resistive, and caring practices that shape the experiences of peoples in Asia today, giving emphasis to and drawing connections from their particular manifestations in the Philippines. Aside from lectures, seminars, creative workshops, and film screenings, participants will visit sites of cultural contention in or around Metro Manila, and converse with artists and activists involved in grassroots organization, mobilization, memorialization, education, mutual aid, and solidarity-building across classes, communities, and localities.