Epistemologies of the South VI
The Summer School will be held at the Hotel das Termas - Curia, Termas, Spa & Golf, located in the village of Curia, in the Centro Region of Portugal, about 2 hours from Lisbon, 1 hour from Porto, 45 minutes from Aveiro and 30 minutes from Coimbra. The organising committee will assure the transport from Coimbra, where the Centre for Social Studies is located, to Curia. The meeting point will be at the Centre for Social Studies on June 24th, 2019 from 10h00-12h00.
Curia, near Coimbra, with its natural park as landscape, is a scenario that allows nine days of intense and quiet learning and mutual enrichment. The thermal baths golden age happened between the 1920's and 1950's, after that thermal tourism declined, leading to the closure of services and the progressive decay of many of the existing facilities. The annual presence of the Summer School in Curia is also a way of contributing to a fragile local economy on which many workers depend. The hotel where the Summer School will be installed welcomes many hotel-school interns hotels and guarantees tranquillity and prices that would be impractical in an urban context.
The Summer School is self-funded and non-profit. The registration fee is used to guarantee each participant's accommodation in a shared room at the Hotel das Termas da Curia; breakfasts, snacks, lunches and dinners throughout the course; reading materials and other materials used in workshops; round-trip Coimbra-Curia. Tuition also allows funds for 4 scholarships for participants with no economic conditions, an affirmative action mechanism; as well as the accommodation and honorariums for invited workshop coordinators. It also covers the cost of accommodation and meals for the school's organizers and CES trainers, who receive no honorarium.