The Humanities Require a Human Touch!

As pandemic-related state restrictions continue to curtail public assembly, PICT has taken the decision to suspend its in-person academic program. This includes PICT courses, workshops, ateliers, conferences, public lectures, and walking tours. All these activities will recommence as soon as state regulations permit.

Unlike most institutions of higher and further education, we at PICT reject online education on principle. The communities of critical and creative thinking brought into existence by our courses are only possible face to face. Also, our faculty members’ recent negative experiences with online instruction at universities have confirmed our belief that online teaching cannot be an adequate substitute for seminar-style, engaged, in-person educational exchange.

Nontheless, this stance does not absolve us from the responsibility of providing support for our growing online community. We embrace this challenge with offerings such as our family of podcast series headed by our flagship podcast, PICT Voices; our blog, The Faculty Lounge; and our critical journal, dePICTions. We want our outreach to respond to your current concerns, so please contact us with any and all ideas for future podcasts and other online content.

We are a community at PICT, and community is more important than ever at times like these. We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you in person again at the earliest possible date.

In Solidarity,

Your PICT Team