Pre-Texts at the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Prof. Doris Sommer and Thomas Wisniewski facilitated a 3-session Pre-Texts workshop at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. The sessions took place over three Fridays on October 11th, 18th and 25th. Participants read, played and made art with an excerpt from Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism.
Reflections on Pre-Texts in Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia
Pre-Texts facilitators from the Subsecretary of Family Welfare in Rionegro visited Harvard on Nov. 5th and shared their reflections on the implementation of the Pre-Texts methodology in Rionegro. Pre-Texts has reached a total of 1,650 people since November 2018 in Rionegro and is a powerful example of a successful community cultural intervention.
Pre-Texts in Ciudad Bolívar, Bogotá
On Nov. 6th, Cultural Agents Colombia held a mini Pre-Texts workshop with older adults from the locality of Ciudad Bolívar in Bogotá. The elderly community explored various forms of expression using traditional practices, such as Central American quitapena dolls and lullabies and collective songs of the Colombian Pacific.
Arianna Mazzeo, a lecturer at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, organized a session of Forum Theater on Nov. 12th.
Pre-Texts with Prof. David Johnson
In honor of Professor David Johnson, a Chartered Psychologist and Professorial Fellow and Reader in Comparative and International Education at the University of Oxford, and currently a visiting professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a mini Pre-Texts session was held on Nov. 15th.
Read more about Prof. David Johnson here.
Pre-Texts in Colombia: La paz se toma la palabra
As part of the project La paz se toma la palabra with Banco de la República in Colombia, a series of Pre-Texts workshops were held in October. The workshops were open to cultural mediators from Cartagena, Barranquilla, Montería, Santa Marta, Riohacha San Andrés, Sincelejo, Valledupar and Bogotá. During the month of November, the new Pre-Texts facilitators organized workshops in their communities, facilitating creative activities based on the local culture and practices of each region.