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|The sum total of ways of living, artifacts, customs, and so on, built up by a group of people and transmitted from one generation to another.
|routine of behavior that is repeated regularly and tends to occur subconsciously
|mental possession of information or skills, contributing to understanding
|psychological state in which an individual holds a proposition or premise to be true
|structure or mechanism of social order and cooperation governing the behaviour of a set of individuals within a given community
|Institutions that store, maintain, and care for non-active public records or other important historical documents that are arranged as an organized body. The documents in an archive were received or originated in connection with the activities of an organization, institution or individual, and are preserved because of their continuing value.
|Institutions that curate a collection of books, periodicals, and other materials, organized to provide physical, bibliographic, and intellectual access by the public or members of a group.
|the process of creating an expressive work intended to be appreciated for its beauty or emotional power; NOT the resulting work
|mental image or concept
|semantic unit understood in different ways, e.g. as mental representation, ability or abstract object
|human expression and creativity, usually influenced by culture
|person who engages in any form of artistic creation or practice
|aesthetic concepts, philosophical concepts
|Art and design that focuses narrowly on the marketing of products and other sales, including typography, layout, packages, mailings, and other visual materials having to do primarily or exclusively with sales. It may include design for the Internet and social media.
|content that uses a combination of different content forms. Contemporary works of art that employ several distinct art forms, such as sculpture and music or painting and light art. For the concept that certain contemporary works merge known art forms to inaugurate a new type, use "intermedia." To indicate that works are composed of a variety of materials, use "mixed media."
|genre of art engaging nature and ecology
|cognitive process whereby something new and somehow valuable is formed. concepts relating to the creative process, artistic concepts,
|Refers to handmade articles, the creation of which required skill, dexterity, and at least a certain amount of aesthetic sensibility. Media may include textiles, ceramics, paperwork, needlework, woodworking, and others. Although there is overlap, crafts are often distinguished from "fine arts," in that the fine arts are of the media of painting, sculpture, drawing, and architecture, which were traditionally considered by many to require greater aesthetic sensibility, education, and training, even though this view may in fact be biased. Historically in Western art, the fine arts required extensive formal training and were taught primarily to males, whereas crafts were often taught at home or in an informal setting, and to females as well as to males.
|The art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. For a general term for the actual structures or parts of structures that were made by human beings, see "architecture (object genre)."
|art form which creates works that are primarily visual in nature
|Disciplines concerning arts that depend upon performances presented to the attention of observers through the live or recorded actions of the artists, such as actors, musicians, poets, etc.
|General term for the genre of works, written or oral, that are the result or product of literary activity. Included are written works considered collectively; a body of literary works produced in a particular country or period, or of a particular genre.
|visual artwork, surface artistically covered with paint
|The dedicated practice of making photographs as an applied art.
|visual artwork in two-dimensional medium
|Three-dimensional works of art in which images and forms are produced in relief, in intaglio, or in the round. The term refers particularly to art works created by carving or engraving a hard material, by molding or casting a malleable material (which usually then hardens), or by assembling parts to create a three-dimensional object. It is typically used to refer to large or medium-sized objects made of stone, wood, bronze, or another metal. Small objects are typically referred to as "carvings" or another appropriate term. "Sculpture" refers to works that represent tangible beings, objects, or groups of objects, or are abstract works that have defined edges and boundaries and can be measured. As three-dimensional works become more diffused in space or time, or less tangible, use appropriate specific terms, such as "mail art" or "environmental art."
|Art from any period in which the idea represented is considered more important than the finished product; examples may include satire and parody. For the style and movement that began in the 1960s, use "Conceptual" style and movement.
|Performing arts genre combining theater and music, in which some or all of the roles are sung
|Genre of performing art characterized by the skillful production of musical tones by means of the human voice. Singing requires a physical technique in which the lungs supply air to the larynx, which acts as a reed or vibrator; the chest and head cavities function as amplifiers. The tongue, palate, teeth, and lips articulate and impose consonants and vowels on the amplified sound. In the art of singing, refined skill is required to coordinate these various anatomical mechanisms and their interaction upon one another. Singing is distinct from speaking in the way in which the breath is expended to vibrate the vocal cords and by the control required in the movement and reflexes of the larynx.
|Genre of performing arts concerning theatrical or dramatic entertainment, often reserved for works intended for stage presentations.
|Performing arts genre having to do with the combining of vocal or instrumental sounds in measured time to communicate emotions, ideas, or states of mind, usually according to cultural standards of rhythm, melody, and, in most Western music, harmony
|Rhythmic movements of the body, usually to the accompaniment of music; as a performative work, or as part of tradition or ceremony.
|general term for condition of individual or group
|Emotional well-being is the ability to produce positive emotions, moods, thoughts, and feelings, and adapt when confronted with adversity and stressful situations.
|transmission of knowledge and skills
|relationship between the employee and the employer
|abundance of value
|human emotional need to be an accepted member of a group
|freedom from, or resilience against, potential harm caused by hostile forces, circumstances or disturbances
|sociological classification of human societies according to their social characteristics
|Occupational well-being involves the ability to achieve a healthy work-life balance, manage workplace stress and build relationships with bosses and coworkers while integrating the commitment to your occupation into a lifestyle that is both satisfying and rewarding.
|Social well-being can be defined as the sharing, developing, and sustaining of meaningful relationships with others. This allows person to feel authentic and valued, and provides a sense of connectedness and belonging.
|prevention of disease and promotion of wellbeing
|Institutions that maintain places where objects of value such as works of art, antiquities, scientific specimens, or other artifacts are housed and displayed for public benefit. An institution devoted to the procurement, care, documentation, study and display of objects of lasting interest or value.
|The state or condition of a group of humans living in company with other people; the system of customs and organization adopted by a group of people for harmonious coexistence or mutual benefit.
|desirable level of functional or metabolic efficiency of a living being
|level of psychological well-being
|abnormal condition negatively affecting organisms
|Physical health is defined as the condition of your body, taking into consideration everything from the absence of disease to fitness level. Physical health is critical for overall well-being, and can be affected by: Lifestyle: diet, level of physical activity, and behaviour (for instance, smoking);
|infirmity (countable and uncountable, plural infirmities) 1)feebleness, frailty or ailment, especially due to old age. 2)a moral weakness or defect
|unpleasant complex combination of emotions that includes fear, apprehension and worry, and is often accompanied by physical sensations such as palpitations, nausea, chest pain and/or shortness of breath
|Sense of community
|Sense of community (or psychological sense of community) is a concept in community psychology, social psychology, and community social work, as well as in several other research disciplines, such as urban sociology, which focuses on the experience of community rather than its structure, formation, setting, or other features.
|Quality of life
|Quality of life (QOL) is defined by the World Health Organization as "an individual's perception of their position in life in the context of the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns"
|Term used in psychology to reflect a person's overall emotional evaluation of their own worth
|Activity of clearing, rebuilding, restoring, or refurbishing urban areas.
|inclusion of individuals and organizations in decision-making and opinion-forming processes
|efforts to make change in society toward a perceived greater good
|new construction on a site that has preexisting uses
|process where a community works together based on a common problem
|process and policies to improve economic well-being
|endogenous depression that involves intense, sustained and sometimes disabling depression experienced by women after giving birth
|COPD pulmonary disease
|lung disease involving long-term poor airflow
|Discipline encompassing the art and form of expression of filmmaking and motion pictures, which are produced in the media of film or videotape, on which a series of pictures are presented to the eye in such rapid succession as to give the illusion of natural movement. It may also refer to similar art created in digital media. For the actual works created on film, use "motion pictures (visual works)."
|OECD: "Health systems resilience is the ability of health systems not only to plan for shocks, such as pandemics, economic crises or the effects of climate change, but also to minimise the negative consequences of such disruptions, recover as quickly as possible, and adapt by learning lessons from the experience to become even better performing and more prepared."
|Playing music instruments
|Playing music instruments
|state of low mood and aversion to activity, which can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, motivation, feelings, and sense of well-being
|mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by pleasant emotions
|measure of well-being assessed in terms of mood, satisfaction with relationships, achieved goals, self-concepts, and self-perceived ability to cope with one's daily life
|long-term brain disorder causing personality changes and impaired memory, reasoning, and social function
|Fear of crime
|fear of being a victim of crime as opposed to the actual probability of being a victim of crime
|psychological feeling of strain and pressure, that could increase the risk of strokes, heart attacks, ulcers, and mental illnesses such as depression and aggravation of a pre-existing condition
|disease of the respiratory system
|written text that can be published in printed or electronic form.Items comprising a collection of leaves of paper, parchment, wood, stiffened textile, ivory, metal tablets, or other flat material, that are blank, written on, or printed, and are strung or bound together in a volume.
|progressive, neurodegenerative disease characterized by memory loss
|type of unpleasant feeling
|Forming or producing letters to record the ideas which characters and words express or to communicate the ideas by visible signs.
|mental disorder that developed after experiencing or witnessig a terrifying or life-threatening event
|Sessions of art
|Feeling safe is a prerequisite to happiness, health, and wholeness, and to normal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual development.
|Generally, all ware made of ceramic, which is any of various hard, brittle, heat-resistant and corrosion-resistant materials made by shaping and then firing a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, at a high temperature. In specialized usage, it typically does not include porcelain, which is a type of ceramic ware made of a refractory white clay, or "kaolin," and a feldspathic rock, that react when fired so the clay serves to hold the shape of the object and the rock fuses into a natural glass.
|broad class of mental states that humans and other animals experience as positive, enjoyable, or worth seeking
|Academically oriented study of theater, comprising theater criticism, history, aesthetics, and the study of drama as a specialized form of literature. For the professionally oriented study and practice of theater, use "theater (discipline)."
|Study and practice of the therapeutic use of images and objects, to foster nonverbal communication, creativity, and physical interaction, and to uncover verbal associations and interpretations, helping to identify and understand patients' emotional, motor, and perceptual dysfunctions.
|A community’s identity—defined through the common interests and shared experiences of its users—shapes various facets of the social dynamics within it
|area of the production, distribution and trade, as well as consumption of goods and services by different agents
|two or more humans who interact with one another
|Broadly defined, social relationships refer to the connections that exist between people who have recurring interactions that are perceived by the participants to have personal meaning.
|The industry providing facilities and services to people traveling for recreation.
|abnormal growth of tissue forming a mass
|type of displaced person
|human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment. Areas within city limits or closely linked to them by common use of public utilities or services.
|Long term planning for additions and improvements to the spatial organization and content of urban areas. It concerns planning for interaction between people, businesses, government, transportation infrastructure, mass transit, water and power infrastructure, pollution, waste management, and other broad and long term interests in an urban setting. For the overall management of urban areas, encompassing the setting of objectives for urban life, the establishment of policies, and the planning, development, operation, and maintenance of the urban environment and services, use "urban management." For the field concerned with designing the specific appearance and function of cities, use “urban design.”
|large permanent human settlement. Distinctions among villages, towns, and cities are relative and vary according to their individual regional contexts. Generally, cities designate large or important communities with population, status, and internal complexity greater than most towns in the region
|Settlement areas characterized by country life or agriculture.
|Compactly developed or developing, usually residential, areas on the outskirts of a central city; distinguished from central cities by their more homogeneous socio-economic and physical character, although rarely is there an identifiable boundary between suburbs and central cities.
|small clustered human settlement smaller than a town. Distinctions among villages, towns, and cities are relative and vary according to their individual regional contexts. Villages generally designate units of compact settlement, varying in size but usually larger than hamlets and smaller than towns and distinguished from the surrounding rural territory.
|Visual works, particularly works of art or high craft, that are created from textile materials, which are plant, animal, and synthetic fibers used in weaving, sewing, knitting, felting, knotting, etc. Textile art uses exclusively, or nearly exclusively, textiles as both the support and media, if any media are applied. Embroidery is a textile art, because the support is textile and also the material used to create the design is a textile. However, in another example, oil paintings are generally painted on canvas, which is a textile material: but oil paintings are not considered textile art because the medium is paint.
|art of the application of design and aesthetics to clothing and accessories. Designing clothing, accessories, and ensembles for personal wear. For the design of clothing, accessories, and ensembles intended to create an appearance characteristic of a particular period, person, place, or thing, especially (but not exclusively) for theatrical performances, use "costume design." For the concept of a prevailing, usually short lived custom, usage, or style in clothing, cars, restaurants, and other personal possessions and services, use "fashion."
|The study and practice of recording, reproducing, broadcasting, or distributing moving visual images on magnetic tape or (in later use) in a digital format.
|Refers to the underlying foundation or basic framework of a system or organization, especially the services and facilities which are an integral part of the life in an urban community. fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or other areas
|Governing principles that serve as guidelines for decision-making and action as embodied in legislative and judicial enactments.
|all of the processes of governing, whether undertaken by a government, market or network, whether over a family, tribe, formal or informal organization or territory and whether through the laws, norms, power or language of an organized society
|The belief systems, values, philosophical systems, knowledge, behaviors, customs, arts, history, experience, languages, social relationships, institutions, and material goods and creations belonging to a group of people and transmitted from one generation to another. The group of people or society may be bound together by race, age, ethnicity, language, national origin, religion, or other social categories or groupings.
|Intangible cultural heritage
|Practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artifacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage.
|Historic urban landscape
|The urban area understood as the result of a historic layering of cultural and natural values and attributes, extending beyond the notion of “historic center” or “ensemble” to include the broader urban context and its geographical setting, including social and cultural practices and values, economic processes, and the intangible dimensions of heritage as related to diversity and identity. The recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape was adopted on 10 November 2011 by UNESCO’s General Conference.
|Heritage characterized by the continuity of the original function or the purpose for which it was originally established. Such heritage maintains the continuity of community connections, continues to evolve in the form of tangible and intangible expressions, and taken care through traditional or established means.
|Tangible cultural heritage
|Physical artifacts transmitted intergenerationally in a society and invested with significance in that society.
|The remains of industrial culture which are of historical, technological, social, architectural or scientific value. These remains consist of buildings and machinery, workshops, mills and factories, mines and sites for processing and refining, warehouses and stores, places where energy is generated, transmitted and used, transport and all its infrastructure, as well as places used for social activities related to industry such as housing, religious worship or education.
|Built works transmitted inter-generationally within a society and that are invested with significance in that society.
|professional who promotes, plan and writes new or existing policy regulations around politics
|Severe mental illness
|Severe mental illness (SMI) has been used to refer psychiatric disorders that are persistent over time and that result in serious impairment in one or more domains of functioning, such as social relations, employment, and family relations
|Organized bodies of singers.
|spectrum of conditions caused by HIV infection acquired Immune deficiency
|group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth and spread
|Mental wellbeing can be described as a combination of how we feel (our emotions and life satisfaction) and how we function (relationships with others, personal control, purpose in life and independence). It is something that affects everyone, old and young, and anyone can experience good or poor mental wellbeing. We know that the following factors can influence our mental wellbeing positively and negatively.
|The maintenance of responsible, satisfying, healthy, and safer sex life and reproductive system
|Visual works created or modified using a computer or other digital medium. These products are exhibited in a variety of ways: statically or as interactive concepts that may reveal or obscure their computer origins. For works that use computer machinery intrinsically as a part of the work, use "computer art."
|European capital of culture
|A European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union (EU) for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong pan-European dimension. Being a European Capital of Culture can be an opportunity for a city to generate considerable cultural, social and economic benefits and it can help foster urban regeneration, change the city's image and raise its visibility and profile on an international scale. Multiple cities can be a European Capital of Culture simultaneously.
|affirmative action to change the circumstances and habits that lead to (or have led to) social exclusion