CULTURAL AGENTS is an interface between academic learning and civic engagement. The Initiative promotes the divergent thinking of arts and humanities in the service of solutions to real life problems.
In courses, conferences, and community-based projects, we join a range of creative collaborators to feature art and interpretation as integral to active citizenship. Art is a force that drives innovation in everything from education, medicine, science, law, political leadership, and business. With a long humanistic tradition dedicated to civic development, and thanks to contemporary mentors who show how the challenges of scarcity, violence, and disease respond to creative interventions, Cultural Agents links resourcefulness with service.
+ Doris Sommer at Harvard Thinks Big
+ The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and the Public Humanities, order now!
+ "The Story Deepens," Pre-Texts at the Boston Public Schools