Coordinator, SAS Academic Writing Center
3rd-year CULT Major Student
Any attempt at establishing a noble education should consider the concept of dance. Nietzsche gives his take on education and says, “For truth to tell, dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education: dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with pen- that one must learn how to write.” From this perspective, we can argue that “City as a Text” is a dance course. You dance with your feet while walking through all the streets of St. Petersburg. You dance with ideas when you get to know that you need to present them. You voice everything out loud. You dance with words that represent the crystal of your thoughts. You try to be persuasive, flexible, communicative, and, most importantly, joyful. You dance with your pen when you try to boost the brainstorming process during the teamwork. It might not be a fun dance; however, it is a critical dance.