Uri (우리) means OUR in Korean.
I spent my younger years in South Korea. I remember saying URI to identify things that belonged to me or calling my family URI family.
Community values in South Korea are closely related to a homogeneous population, mainly comprising of “HAN people” with deeply rooted nationalism. Korean people think that using the word “uri” to introduce one’s nation or family members will make the listener not feel separated from “your” or “my” and create a friendly atmosphere.
Uri will “accept” all listeners in a conversation, make them a member of the same group, and double their strength in solidarity. Therefore, this meaningful word is gradually used by Koreans as a natural expression while communicating in their daily lives.
Uri Art Studio is our studio, where we can do our deep inner work through creativity, where we feel we belong, are understood, and seen. This space is mine as much as it is yours.
I hope we get to be creative together soon in Uri Art Studio 💕