TRANSLATING CULTURES

LegalAliens is proud to be part of the project “Transantonalazing  Modern Languages” in collaboration with the Universities of Cardiff, St Andrews, Warwick, Bristol and Birmingham. The project

“…will provide urgently needed contributions, from an Arts and Humanities perspective, to our understanding of some of the most pressing issues in the 21st century world: multilingualism, mobility, and the crossing of borders”

Professor Charles Forsdick, Theme Leadership Fellow for Translating Cultures

All through 2015 and 2016 we’ll be running workshops with students on our method of translating theatre, on theatre as a way to promote multi-linguism and on the languages of migration.

We started in Edinburgh back in November 2015 with a theatre workshop on exploring “home” and “away” with pupils of two secondary schools. We invited the children to think of foreign words they used in their daily life – anything from kebab to tattoo – then to create with their bodies images and soundscapes from home and away, and to free associate the word foreigner and the word home with sentences.  They wrote down the sentences, tore them apart and put them together randomly creating a series of poems:

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