Developed at Harvard University by ALARI-affiliated faculty Doris Sommer, Pre-Texts is a user-friendly pedagogy to achieve rigorous holistic education. The approach is simple: treat texts as prompts for making art. Artists interpret material, including written material. They welcome difficulty as a challenge that may require collaboration. With Pre-Texts, Literacy, Innovation, and Citizenship become gears that drive one another.
From Boston to Bogotá, from Ireland to India, Pre-Texts works across the Americas, Africa, and Asia among educators for schools, museums, public health and violence prevention. Pre-Texts is democracy in action.