K’acha Willaykuna

K’acha Willaykuna

In Quechua, art is defined as k’acha willaykuna, “messages with beauty,” which embody meaningfully-made and knowledgeably-made things

Quechuapiqa, runap ruwayninqa k’acha willayjinata riqsinchik, “kusiy willaykuna kanku”, ayllu runap ruwayninqa tukuy sunquwan wakichisqa kachkan

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Follow our events, participate in one of our working groups, join us for Distance Our Unlearning Hour every Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Zoom, get involved in graduate/undergraduate K’acha Willaykuna project research and/or propose one of your classes for a teaching cluster.

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Recent News

January 15, 2021

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme is pleased to announce round two of our Matching Funds for Ohio State's Seed Grants for Racial Justice. There are multiple deadlines. 


December 22, 2020

The Global Arts + Humanities Discovery Theme is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2020-2021 Centers + Institutes Grants competition.

This funding enhances the university’s capacity…

December 17, 2020

After a year-long process of collecting faculty and staff ideas, members of the Global Arts + Humanities leadership team and Advisory Committee have identified the 2021-22 Society of Fellows…

December 10, 2020

In support of the university’s Call for Action on Racial Justice, the Global Arts + Humanities offered a 1:1 matching funds opportunity in conjunction with the Seed Fund for Racial Justice for…