When: March 9, 2018
Where: Cambridge, MA, USA
Institution: Harvard University
Facilitator: Doris Sommer
The humanities have important work to do in developing societies because they foster creative and critical thinking. For its own intrinsic value, the aesthetic judgment that the humanities hone affords pleasure of freedom and sociability. And related to those pleasures is the general faculty of judgment that free societies depend on.
With the activities of Pre-Texts, we gather lessons of philosophy, pedagogy, and art — including vernacular arts — to offer high order learning in low-resourced communities. In collaboration with partners in the Indian education and public health sectors, Cultural Agents contributes to development in India with Pre-Texts by engaging local strengths to promote: Literacy, Innovation, and Citizenship.