Newsletter, August 2023

International Meeting on Restorative School Justice

Cultural Agents participated in the tnternational Meeting on Restorative School Justice celebrated in Bogota during July, 2023. The meeting was organized by the Special Jurisdiction for Peace (JEP) and the District Department of Education.


Winter Holidays Special, Argentina

Hands to the Text!

On August 20, facilitators Mayra Giménez (Escuelita de Artes Belleza y Felicidad Fiorito- Villa Jardín) and Antü Cifuentes organized ¡Manos al texto!.  A workshop that was part of the Winter Holidays Program of the Kirchner Cultural Center, in the City of Buenos Aires. The facilitators shared Pre-Texts with a crowd audience that alternated between children and accompanying adults. They worked with “El Discurso del Oso”, by Julio Cortázar, and an excerpt from “Cosmos”, by Carl Sagan.

Artistic Sharing Day

On July 25 the Fundación Cazadores invited the Pre-Textos Argentina workshops (Juegoteca Padre Mugica and Comedor Siempre Carrillo) to participate in a cultural day in their space. We shared varied cultural experiences, including the play “La Arena y el Agua” by Héctor Presa. Then, an engraving workshop coordinated by the artist Gabriela Esterovich. We ended the meeting with a comic book workshop by the group Pequeño Editor.

Read more about our work in Argentina here.

Congratulations Agassiz Xue!

Young artist Agassiz Xue has been selected by Forbes 100 Artists. Agassiz participated in Pre-Texts Workshops facilitated by Clement Chung and found in them tools that helped him to go further. In this link you can watch the full interview between Agassiz Xue and his teacher, Clement Chung.

Cascade Effect, Italy

Reggio Emilia Prison

Sara Uboldi, participant of the training workshop in Pescara, sends us these words about her implementation of the protocol in the Orione protected section for trans-sexual prisoners: “A very strong and emotional experience. We used the text “Tre cavalli” , a novel by Erri De Luca, activist and writer. After five sessions, we all need to continue working on that text, on other texts. The participants-readers ask for books, bring their written texts, tell stories, tear pages from their diaries.” Specially invited by Sara, the author of the novel, Erri De Luca will go to the prison to meet the guest inmates participating in Pre-Texts, next September 2. The project is carried out with the participation of  Mamimò theater, and the regional network of Theater in Prisons.

Biblioteca delle Arti at Reggio Emilia

Museologists, librarians, social workers and art professionals share a Pre-Texts Workshop at the Library of the Arts in Reggio Emilia. Another workshop at the Palazzo Magnani Foundation will start soon.

Click here to learn more about this project

Television Program “In Context”, Paraguay


Interns from our protocol participated with José Molinas, coordinator of the program in Paraguay, in the TV program, “In Context”. Watch them here.

The Reader Leaders, Paraguay

Law students from the Salto del Guairá branch of the Faculty of Legal and Social Sciences of the National University of Canindeyú, continue to implement the outreach program called “Los Líderes Lectores” (The Reader Leaders). This project demonstrates how education and active participation can make a significant difference in the lives of young people, inspiring them to become leaders and agents of change in their communities. Read the full article here.

Pre-Texts for a Culture of Integrity, Paraguay

Promotion of reading comprehension with Pre-Texts methodology towards the achievement of the Culture of Integrity. Click on image to read the full article published in the Journal of Latin American Social Sciences and Humanities.

Harvard Interns Reflection 2023


Pre-Texts, the Book

Pre-Texts turns 15 and celebrates it with the publication of Pre-Texts International. The book will be available through Harvard University Press in Fall 2023.

Creative Thinking is a Key Element in the Classroom


Juan Carlos Romo, El Mercurio
“Creative thinking, along with pedagogies that support it, can not only help ensure student well-being, but can also foster motivation to learn.” Read the full article here.


Caminos de Paz Cases for Culture Cultural Agents Opportunities Partners Pre-Texts Rennaisance Now
August 21, 2023
by Rodriguez