CULTURE AND BELONGING
WE WEAR OUR CONNECTIONS ON OUR SLEEVES.
What we wear, how we move and how we engage others – all the seemingly random or insignificant decisions we make in a day tell a story. They tell our story. We may feel that the story begins with us – with the statement we want to make on any given day. But the truth is every choice in front of us carries unshakeable links to history and cultures ….
Five artistic disciplines
Five artistic disciplines provide the conceptual framework we use to explore belonging. We act. We wear. We tell stories. We sing. We use symbols.
We live our lives in communities and groups with common interests. These commonalities might be race or faith or professional specialty – or favorite sports teams. Membership is reinforced and on display. It might be as simple as a hat with a logo or as comprehensive as guidelines on how to live a good life. We explore a few in detail, using the five artistic discipline framework.