Knology approaches culture as a way of understanding the world, interpreting reality, and communicating that reality to others. We share ways of being that are constantly expanding – through shared perceptions, beliefs, language, and actions. We study how culture shapes the standards that define our scope of justice, the systems that govern how people can thrive, and societal codes of conduct. We explore how cultures are the expression of shared cumulative meaning or significance. At the same time, we appreciate how culture has a context-specific practice or form of participation that evolves as it grapples with change.
When we think of Culture, we ask:
- How can exploration of cultural participation and practices advance positive social change?
- How can cultural institutions support a thriving society?