Critical Theory Under Pressure: Building Networks for Transnational Dialogue (CritUP)
Applicants: Prof. Dr. Robin Celikates (Freie Universität Berlin), Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)
For critical theory to uphold its commitment to an understanding of the present and its crises with an eye to enabling social change, it is vital to expand its frame of reference beyond the Global North and to enrich its conceptual resources in light of global challenges.
CritUP aims at developing a sustainable transnational network and platform for the exchange between forms of critical theory articulated in different regions of the world. CritUp not only aims to address the existing asymmetries in the global production of knowledge, thus fostering a mutual academic dialogue; it also seeks to learn from the analyses and practices developed in the Global South that respond to challenges, which have increasingly become universalized. CritUP is a network of academic and non-academic partners. It is hosted by the The Humanities & Social Change Center Berlin in cooperation with CEBRAP (São Paulo), Grupo de Investigación sobre Teoría Crítica (Lima) and the Núcleo de Teoría Social (Santiago de Chile). In addition, it consists of a growing number of non-academic partners: INTERNETLAB (Brazil), Instituto de Defensa Legal (Peru), Asociación Civil Transparencia (Peru), Fundación Sol (Chile), Fundación Ciudadanía Inteligente (active across South America).