Date 22 May 2019
Time 12:00–18:00
Location Main Floor
Type Installation

SoundShapes invites you to walk through and experience the sounds and shapes of languages.

Combining digital content, sound, embroidery, film and photography, it will take you on a linguistic and cultural journey exploring the everyday realities of diversity and cultural difference. Challenging you to rate different languages depending on how familiar you are with them and whether you ‘like’ their sound or not. The Open University researchers Inma Alvarez, Carlos Montoro and Mara Fuertes-Gutierrez build upon the AHRC project Language Acts and Worldmaking and ‘A Stitch in Time’ (which was featured at Who Are We? in 2018), to collaborate in 2019 with branding and digital agency, TEMPLO.