What are the forms public culture takes?

The Domains of Public Culture represent an analytic framework and guide to cultural production developed by the Office for Public Culture. The Domains of Public Culture serve as an interrogation of life and culture, often revealing subtle nuances, such as the encroachment of private into the public and issues of accessibility.

The Domains of Public Culture include:

public Imaginaries

The shared (re)production of thoughts, ideas, feelings, emotions, representations and values.

public Events

The shared (re)production of ceremony, celebration, assembly, and ritual.

public Practices

The shared (re)production of habits, language, customs, protocols, and laws.

public Things

The shared (re)production of tools, instruments, artifacts, objects, and images.

public Spaces

The shared (re)production of places, environments, locations and situations.

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