The Bok Center and Professor Doris Sommer, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and African and African American Studies, invite Faculty and Teaching Fellows interested in creative ways of engaging with texts to participate in a 3-session workshop (including lunch) to explore Pre-Texts for adaptation in the Harvard classroom.
The artist-interventionist ERRE will be speaking on Wednesday, October 9th at Winthrop House at 6:30pm. ERRE has spent much of his career engaging issues of the border in his work. In the 1990s, he placed a two-headed Trojan Horse sculpture called “Toy-An-Horse” on the San Ysidro-Tijuana border crossing-- a nod to mutual exchange and invasion.
The first of its kind at Harvard, #InTheCity Visual Arts Fellowship will select St. Louis-based fellows tasked with capturing different parts of the city in response to the question “What is St. Louis to you?” and pair them with student ambassadors responsible for contextualizing their work. As an on-campus ambassador for the fellowship, you will curate an exhibition on Harvard’s campus and help structure the fellowship’s program over the course of an academic year.
Pre-Texts, as part of the Language Out Loud (LOL) campaign, is being piloted for the first time in China as a literacy pedagogy in the Nord Anglia Chinese International School (NACIS), Shanghai.
The results of the students’ efforts shone through when they participated in a nation-wide short story competition on “Me & China” by Littlestar Magazine in 2019 and they won all the top prizes!
When: Friday, April 19, 2019, 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: CGIS South, Tsai Auditorium, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138
A look at 21st century Puerto Rico, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and the preexisting crisis. Conversation about the status quo and communities standing up when faced with social abandonment.
Where: April 13, 2019 | 1- 5 pm (Light lunch will be served)
Where: Resource Room (S216), DRCLAS, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138
In this highly anticipated gathering, writers Renato Cisneros (“La distancia que nos separa”), José Carlos Agüero (“Los rendidos: Sobre el don de perdonar”) and Lurgio Gavilán (“Memorias de un soldado desconocido”) join literary scholar Alexandra Hibbett and renowned political scientist Alberto Vergara to engage in a discussion not only of their respective works but, more importantly, on what they have learned from each other through the capacity of literature to open new spaces for reconciliation.
Empathy signals care for others, but also knowing what others feel. Our conference will consider possible differences between caring and knowing, along with corollary effects in security, medicine, politics, ethics, education, and the arts.
March 14, 2019 | 5pm - 9pm at Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138
March 15, 2019 | 9am - 12pm at Belfer Case Room, CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Internship opportunity with UN-Habitat headquarters: Flagship Report (Research)
The Language Out Loud Competition celebrated the film ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ and used its evocative visuals and script as a tool to teach language arts to young students across Hong Kong and mainland China. Participants translated quotes from the script from English to Chinese and drew artwork and made videos inspired by their interpretations of the script.
Victims of violence are usually the outstanding balance of societies in Latin America. This was the central theme of the CONNECTAS Virtual Meeting on Human Rights Day with Cultural Agents.
La primera semana de noviembre, estaremos realizando un taller en la metodología Pre-Textos por primera vez en la ciudad de Madrid (España). Las sesiones del taller se realizarán del 5 al 8 de noviembre en la junta municipal de Vicálvaro.
Two events co-hosted by the Cultural Agents Initiative in September explored the intersection of art and pain management practices. The following are the reflections of Ian Koebner, Cultural Agent Fellow and Director of Integrative Pain Management at UCD.