Newsletter, July 2022

Renaissance Now Launches the City Certificate

The First Certificate in Arts and Policy for Cities is taking place in Mannheim, Germany. Members of Renaissance Now Faculty and artists will held in person sessions the week of 25-29 July.

We are proud to announce the first edition of our Certificate for Cities training and implementation in the Metropolitan area of Asunción, in collaboration the Instituto Desarrollo (ID), Paraguay, 7-15 August.



The ICE Consortium, of which Renaissance Now is a partner, has won the EIT Call for the Knowledge and Innovation Community for Europe’s vibrant Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries.


Write a Case for Culture

Know more about Cases for Culture, a collection of evidence based illustrations of participatory arts as resources for policymakers. Participate.

Cases for Culture Conference

Save the dates 2, 3 December, 2022. David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University. Visit Renaissance Now for more updates


Cultural Agents’ Program, Universidad Mayor, Chile

Researchers and academics in Law, Film making, Psychology, Education, Nursing School, and Theater discuss proposals on the use of Jacques Rancière’s book: The Ignorant Schoolmaster: Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation. Click here to know more about the project.

Training for Teachers, India

Indian Heritage School Students asks Questions to the text. Facilitator: Sunita Swaraj.

Saha, Shreyoshi, our facilitator in Delhi, just started a Training Workshop at Andhra Education Society School, ITO: “It was lots of fun engaging with the teachers. The cohort is an enthusiastic lot and was engaged till the end. They posed us many questions at the end of the Session”.

Pre-Texts in Canindeyú National University, Paraguay

Pre-Texts implementation, FACIJS-UNICAN, Agrarian Law Chair. Subject: INDERT.

Our team in Paraguay is concluding their training workshop, and implementations are on going in several institutions. Among other art activities, students performed scenes based on laws and edicts to challenge their knowledge. See more about our program at UNICAM.


Toys and Pre-Texts, Argentina

We present to you a little bit of how Pre-Texts intervened in the Toy Creation workshop by well known artist Marcela Cabutti, who has been  working in the @recreando_juntos Toy Library Since 2021. For this special edition kids are reading Momotaro, a traditional Japanese story.  Learn more about Pre-Texts in Barrio Mugica.


 Yilmaz Holts-Ersahin presents Pre-Texts in Leipzig

Our cultural agent Yilmaz Holts-Ersahin, director of the Mannheim Library gave a presentation on the Pre-Texts Method at the Bibliothekskongress in Leipzig, 2022. Now more about our work in Mannheim here


Internship Program 2022
Equity of Gender and Race, Colombia


Indigenous Reconciliation Project – The Grove Working Group, Canada

Supporting The Grove Hub’s Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Indigenous Reconciliation Implementation Plan, this project will first conduct a scan of academic and community-focused literature on Indigenous Reconciliation through a youth-led working group.

Alliance with SHOFCO

We are happy to announce that our team from the Shamiri Institute in Kenya will facilitate Pre-Texts Training for teachers in collaboration with SHOFCO in December 2022. Discover all our work in Kenya.


Harvard Radcliffe Institute Fellowships



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