Asia in the Edges: a narrative account of the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School in Bangalore
Abstract The Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Summer School is a bi-annual event that invites Masters and Ph.D. students from around Asia to participate in conversations around developing and building an Inter-Asia Cultural Studies thought process. Hosted by the Inter-Asia Cultural Studies Society along with the Consortium of universities and research centres that constitute it, the Summer School is committed to bringing together a wide discourse that spans geography, disciplines, political affiliations and cultural practices for and from researchers who are interested in developing Inter-Asia as a mode of developing local, contextual and relevant knowledge practices. This is the narrative account of the experiments and ideas that shaped the second Summer School, ‘The Asian Edge’ which was hosted in Bangalore, India, in 2012.
Keywords: Inter-Asia, Pedagogy, Summer School, Young Researchers, Cultural Studies
Nishant Shah is the Director-Research at the Bangalore based Centre for Internet & Society, an International Tandem Partner at the Hybrid Publishing Lab, Leuphana University, and a Knowledge Partner with Hivos, in The Hague. He is the editor of the 4-volume anthology Digital AlterNatives with a Cause?’ and writes regularly for the Indian newspaper The Indian Express and for the Digital Media and Learning Hub at dmlcentral.net. His current areas of interest are Digital Humanities, Digital Activism and Digital Subjectivity.