Previous GCAS Summer Institutes & Conferences

1st Annual, “Badiou on Badiou” July 2014

2nd, “Democracy Rising” Athens, Greece July 2015

3rd, “Democracy Rising” Philadelphia June 2016

4th, “Practicing Intellectual Resistance” Maribor, Slovenia July 2017

5th, “Aesthetic Resistance & Performance: Philosophy, Fascism, Democracy” Saint-Erme-Outre-et-Ramecourt, France June 2018

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Summer Institute 2018

6th Annual GCAS Summer Institute & Conference

Theme: "Art & Philosophy as a Mode of Production"

Dates: Sunday August 4th through Saturday August 10th

Location: GCAS France @ Le Caillou

By Invitation Only

Apply for an Invitation

20 Guests Only


The greatest fear of the reigning order of things is the freedom of critical thinking and the ability to reproduce the conditions for critical thinking and creative action. Within the context of the contemporary university the freedom to think critically and differently has been largely compromised by the mode of production on which it rests. This Institute is devoted to strategically thinking through the implications of doing philosophy & art within the conditions of a different mode of production altogether — a mode of production created and reproduced by and through our community, The Global Center for Advanced Studies & GCAS College Dublin. This institute will take place on a farm in France, “Le Caillou”.

Apply to Attend and/or Present a Paper at our Summer Institute

Deadline for Applying is 1 February 2019

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A view of the farm, Le Caillou where this year’s institute will be held.