Language + Creativity

  • A year long project that explores the topic of ideating multilingually. By conducting experiments with prompts that require the usage of more than one language, I aim to create an atmosphere of discovery and multiplicity of viewpoints. In multilingual brainstorming creative individuals will produce rich hybrid concepts based on the commingling of languages and distinct cultural worldviews.

    The project resulted in written research in the form of a book + booklet of assignments + curriculum development in the form of a class matching the policies and objectives of Pratt Institute +  various experiments and collected responses.
    Printing methods: B&W + Risograph Duplicator + Vellum
    Binding: Tri-fold hidden wiro + double cover fold to contain booklet inside the book
  • Installation showcasing my book + booklets + cards from an experiment + poster series
  • Introduction divider page: vellum paper (B&W) + Risogrpah print
  • detail of Introduction divider page
  • Chapter 1: Language and Culture
  • Chapter 2: Multilingual Ideation and Inspiration
  • Chapter 3: Assignments
  • Chapter 4: Objects and Cultural Artefacts
  • Chapter 5: Tactics for Multilingual Creatives
  • Interview spread (Djinane Alsuwayeh) two of her portfolio pieces are showcased in the middle of the interview spread 
  • Interview spread (Dina Khalifé) her work is showcased in the middle of the spread, printed on vellum
  • Interview spread (Anke Weckmann) her work is showcased in the middle of the spread, printed on vellum