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Cultural Agents

Arts and Humanities in Civic Engagement

Cultural Agents is a platform for academics, artists, community leaders, and active citizens in general. It is an invitation to revive a long humanistic tradition that combines arts and research in the service of civic development.
Change requires imagination, thinking like an artist, so we learn from exemplary creative agents and share lessons that can challenge stale paradigms with artful alternatives. The purpose is both intellectual and social. Thinking and doing go together.

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José Luis Falconi

President, NGO

José Luis Falconi

President, NGO

Professor of Art and Human Rights at the University of Connecticut. He received his Doctorate in 2010 from Harvard University. His latest academic publications include "The Great Swindle: A Project by Santiago Montoya" (2014) and "Ad Usum / To be used: The Works of Pedro Reyes" (2017). His monograph on Mexican artist Pia Camil, There are no Friendly Fires, will be published in 2022.

Doris Sommer

Founder and Faculty Director

Doris Sommer

Founder and Faculty Director

Doris Sommer is Ira and Jewell Williams Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures and of African and African American Studies. She is founder of Cultural Agents, an Initiative at Harvard and an NGO dedicated to reviving the civic mission of the Humanities.

Tálata Rodriguez

Office Manager

Tálata Rodriguez

Office Manager

Writer, workshop leader, performance artist. Her works include books, video poems, plays and writing labs. With these materials she has participated in various social inclusion projects and literary events around the world.

Rebeca Brito

Researcher

Rebeca Brito

Researcher

Brazilian physical therapist, Rebeca has been working with active methodologies for health education for more than a decade. She has been involved in community projects since 2018 in partnership with the Brazilian Consulate and researchers from UMass Boston, Harvard University and MIT. Her passion is innovative methodologies in education as Pre-Texts.

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