The Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University

Below is a list of in-print works in this collection, presented in series order or publication order as applicable.

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1.Cover: A Singular Plurality: The Works of Dario Escobar

A Singular Plurality: The Works of Dario Escobar

Falconi, José Luis

The provocative works of Guatemalan sculptor Dario Escobar challenge us to reconsider our relation to the myriad of mass-produced objects that encroach on our daily experience. The essays in A Singular Plurality offer a critical account of how his whimsical incisiveness dismantled the rigid opposition between the cosmopolitan and the local.

2.Cover: Pedro Reyes: Ad Usum / To Be Used

Pedro Reyes: Ad Usum / To Be Used

Falconi, José Luis

Mexico-based artist, architect, and cultural agent Pedro Reyes turns existing social problems into opportunities for effecting tangible change through collective imagination. Ad Usum: To Be Used is a full-color illustrated survey of Reyes’s projects including images, interviews, and critical essays by leading scholars in diverse fields.

3.Cover: The Logic of Disorder: The Art and Writing of Abraham Cruzvillegas

The Logic of Disorder: The Art and Writing of Abraham Cruzvillegas

Greeley, Robin Adèle

The Logic of Disorder presents for the first time to the English-speaking world the writings of seminal Mexican contemporary visual artist Abraham Cruzvillegas. Each of the texts included in this volume is fully annotated and is accompanied by a number of critical studies by leading curators and scholars.

4.Cover: Cultural Agents Reloaded: The Legacy of Antanas Mockus

Cultural Agents Reloaded: The Legacy of Antanas Mockus

Tognato, Carlo

Cultural Agents Reloaded reflects on the accomplishments and failures of Antanas Mockus, twice Mayor of Bogotá. His example motivates us to sharpen our understanding of what cultural agency is in the present day by bringing into focus the challenges public humanities face when they travel South and struggle to become genuinely global.

Racism in America: A Reader, edited by Harvard University Press, with a Foreword by Annette Gordon-Reed, available for free download in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle

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Jacket: The Idealist: Wendell Willkie’s Wartime Quest to Build One World, by Samuel Zipp, from Harvard University Press

Q&A with Samuel Zipp, author of The Idealist: Wendell Willkie’s Wartime Quest to Build One World

Debates about what should be America’s role in the world are not new—neither is the slogan “America First.” So as the presidential election nears, we spoke with Samuel Zipp, whose book, The Idealist: Wendell Willkie’s Wartime Quest to Build One World, is a dramatic account of the former Republican presidential nominee’s worldwide plane trip