James Simpson, University of Leeds Finland gained its independence from Russia in 1917, and the Finnish National Theatre is running a project to celebrate the country’s hundredth birthday next year. The work is called Toinen Koti, which translates as ‘another home’. Jussi Lehtonen, an actor with the Finnish National Theatre, leads the work, a documentary… Read More Arts-based research; research-based arts
Zhu Hua and Ella McCartney, Birkbeck As a new way of understanding language and communication, translanguaging refers to the dynamic meaning-making process whereby multilingual speakers go beyond conventional divide between languages and modalities to act, to know and to be (García & Li Wei, 2014). Translanguaging practice in visual means is commonplace in everyday communication… Read More A visual turn in translanguaging?
By Jessica Bradley and Emilee Moore, University of Leeds We start this blog post with a question: why is it important to understand communication in superdiverse cities? It’s a question that we, as researchers on the TLANG project are considering in detail. Our research across four sites and across four case studies – business, heritage,… Read More Communication in the superdiverse city: a network event
Please find below details of a workshop on translation, translanguaging and creativity which is organised by the AHRC translating cultures theme and which will be held at Senate House in London on Monday 13th June 2016 2pm – 5pm to coincide with Tong King Lee’s visit to the UK and evening research talk at Birkbeck… Read More Translation, Translanguaging and Creativity: Monday 13th June 2016, 2pm – 5pm, Senate House
TLANG co-investigator Zhu Hua will be speaking at an event at Birkbeck with artist Ella McCartney. Zhu Hua and Ella will talk about their Leverhulme artist in residence project. Artist-Researcher Collaborations A unique opportunity to find out about the value of artist-researcher collaborations and how they work … When? Tuesday May 17, 6-7.30pm Where? Room 120, 43… Read More Artist-Researcher collaborations: Tuesday 17th May, 6-7.30pm, Birkbeck
By Caroline Tagg On Thursday 14th April, Elisabetta Adami presented initial findings from her work on the University of Leeds based project, Leeds Voices: communicating superdiversity in the market, at the UCL Institute of Education, London. Her multimodal analysis of Kirkgate Market highlights the complexity that superdiversity brings not only to public life but to the… Read More Can multimodal analysis help us to understand (super)diversity in place?
In a new blog post for the Library of Birmingham, Adrian Blackledge writes about when his academic life overlaps with his poetry life… http://www.libraryofbirmingham.com/blog/News/adrianblackledgeapr2016 On May 3rd Adrian will be reading his poems, together with Birmingham Young Poet Laureate Serena Arthur. The reading is at 5 pm in the School of Education, University of Birmingham.… Read More Ten pigs’ hearts: Library of Birmingham blog
TLANG Co-Investigator Adrian Blackledge has recently blogged for the Library of Birmingham in which he reports on his latest activities as Birmingham’s Poet Laureate. He also describes the challenges and joys of writing poetry ‘to order’ (see here for a direct link to the LoB blog).
by Jessica Bradley All photos are by Luka Dakskobler and are taken from the Ana Monro Theatre’s Facebook page. In mid December I was back in the studio of the Ana Monro theatre in the Šiška area of Ljubljana. This time I was observing a series of practical street arts workshops organised by the European… Read More The street art of observing street arts…
Here is the final TLANG blog post of 2015 with an update from the project. We wish you all the best for the festive season and a happy and peaceful 2016. By TLANG team Project update TLANG is now in its second year investigating the communication practices of people living in four superdiverse UK cities.… Read More TLANG news round-up!