Center for Government and International Studies

When: November 2, 2018
Where: Cambridge, MA, USA
Institution: Center for Government and International Studies, Harvard University


The Pre-Texts workshop on November 2nd, was testament to how literature, art, myths, theater, and critical thinking can be combined to form a powerful learning tool. 

Among the participants were guests of honor, Darla Anderson (Producer of the Pixar hit Coco) and Salvador del Solar (former Minister of Culture, Peru), academics, artists, and students. 

We gathered at the Center for Government and International Studies at Harvard University on a rainy Friday morning to read and play with “The Agony of Rasu-Ñiti” by José María Arguedas.

With both the sessions on Forum Theater and playing with the Peruvian text, the Pre-Texts workshop showed what can happen when literature and everyday life open up for creative moves that stimulate us to search, discover, listen, and admire one another.