Pre-Texts with BU

sep 13, 2018

Students in Professor Lanfranco Aceti’s Arts of Barcelona course and Comparative Cultural Policy and Administration course at Boston University, played with Pre-Texts through Spring and Summer 2018. The workshops, facilitated by Alexandra Gaydos, Polly Lauer, and Jahnvi Singh, demonstrated the holistic nature of Pre-Texts: It meets learners at their starting point and invites them to explore a challenging text as they acquire language proficiency, high level theory, and professional development all at once, while simultaneously building an accountable community.

Pre-Texts in India

sep 13, 2018

In June 2018, Pre-Texts facilitators Polly Lauer and Jahnvi Singh traveled to Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu in South India to begin a year-long Pre-Texts project with the CSI Girls Higher Secondary School (grades 6-12). After receiving an invitation from CSI Bishop Appasamy College of Arts & Science (BACAS) and the Church of South India, which operates a network of schools for underprivileged children, the Pre-Texts team (Anshul Kumar, Lauer, Singh) secured a grant from Harvard University’s Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute’s Seed for Change grant program to work with a team of teachers in the school.