The term 'Culture' has been around since early Christian era (we know, for instance, that Cicero used it) and its anthropological use was established between the end of eighteen-hundreds and the beginning of the past century. Before this time, 'culture' typically referred to the educational process through which an individual had undergone; in other words, for centuries 'culture' was associated with a philosophy of education. We can hence say that culture, as we mostly employ the term nowadays, is a recent invention. Merriam-Webster announces that word 'culture' was their word of the Year, in 2014. They propose six definitions. But the problem is that culture is more than the sum of its definitions.

What is Culture?

If we want to search within definitions we would find 'culture' as the arts and other manifestations of human intellectual achievement regarded collectively, that would imply (the arts, the humanities, intellectual achievements’, intellectual activities etc.) or refined understanding and appreciation of culture, like 'Man of Culture' (intellectual/artistic awareness, education, cultivation, discrimination, sophistication, urbanity, erudition etc.) or the ideas, customs and social behavior of particular people or society (civilization, society, lifestyle etc.).

Cultural differences manifest themselves in different ways and differing levels of depth. Symbols represent the most superficial and value the deepest manifestations of culture, with heroes and rituals in between. Symbols are words, gestures, pictures or objects that have a particular meaning which is recognized by those who share particular culture. New Symbols’ are easily developed and old ones disappear. Symbols from one cultural group can be easily copied by others, so that is why symbols represent the outermost layer of culture. Heroes are persons, past or present, real or fictitious who poses characteristics that are highly prized in culture. They are also the model of behavior. Rituals are collective activities which are socially essential (way of greetings, paying respect to others, religious and social ceremonies etc.). The core of culture is formed by Values (good-evil, right- wrong, natural-unnatural). Many values are unconscious for one who holds them. Therefore, they cannot be discussed or observed by others.

Symbols, heroes, rituals are tangible. The true cultural meaning of cultural practices are intangible, this is reviled only when practices are interpreted by others.

We can also see culture as the unity of Arts, Philosophy, and Religion.

 

NGCEF ‘s Cultural Exchange Program

Novel Global Community Education Foundation (NGCEF) is working on 'Cultural Exchange Program' parallel with the scientific educational program. The goal of this program is to promote different cultures, but not only that, our program will work on connecting countries through the collaborative link between institutions. NGCEF will most of all work on Arts exchange as Art have same meanings in all culture and connect all people through its act. Arts set people free and speak of unity. We will promote culture through our blog but also through other activities.

 

We are going to promote next Arts activities as mentioned in the following Table:

 

Literature

Design

Crafts

Performing Art

Radio

Television

Cultural Heritage

Spiropoetomics (*)

Community Arts

Video

Visual Art

Arts of Indigenous Persons

Film

Classic Arts

Music

Architecture

Historical Sites

Cuisine

Festivals

Creative Writings

* https://soundcloud.com/user-731586556/role-model-of-super-politeness-and-kindness-18102016-by-prof-ma-kamal 

 

We invite all people who want to join us in the Cultural Exchange Program, to direct all inquiries to the Honorary Project Manager, Ms.Tijana Radovic, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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