Pre-Texts in Siena

Harvard University

Siena , Italy

Milan and Siena 2016 - A Study Abroad Program of The Harvard Summer School presents: “A course about beauty: its meaning, its history, its connections to culture and the economy, and its role in generating value, innovation, and well-being.” Study aesthetics, cultural economics, smart cities, storytelling and fiction, Italian film, creative industries, and beauty as an indispensable device for change and sustainability. Doris Sommer from Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University will be discussing her book The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities (Duke University Press, 2014). Particularly, chapter 1 “From the Top: Government-Sponsored Creativity”


Doris Sommer