Research: Culture, language, nature

Cross culture & phsychogeography

I have been researching cross culture, which is the communication between individuals from different cultural backgrounds- understanding how they are similar and differ.
This initial research led to the term phsychogeography, which is the wandering around between urban environments and analysing the behaviour and feelings different places make us feel. The term has links to the Situationist International which is an international movement of artists, writers and poets who aimed to break down the barriers between everyday life and culture. However this primarily occurred with in Europe, so what prevented it from occurring world wide?

Spread yourself to every aspect of life and culture, with no boundaries including borders and distance.

Absolut no label

This could also apply to labelling cultures which may have been ordered in an invisible hierarchy as they are misunderstood and underrepresented.

Educating isolated communities

Languages- Encourage people to learn more languages

Why is English spoken in most countries? Even though it is not the most spoken language in the world, coming third after Chinese and Spanish, it is how most people communicate when they visit another country. English speaking countries should learn other languages as we live in a world where everyone is expected to speak English, though generally the English make no effort to learn other languages.

‘In many western societies we might be tempted to assume that being able to speak and understand more than one language is the exception. However, it is estimated that between half and three quarters of the world’s population is bilingual to some degree. That’s more than four billion people who understand that with different languages come different ways to interpret the world.’

From here led me on to the topic of untranslatable words (words in other languages which don’t translate into English as there is no equivalent).

BBC article about scratching a blackboard- even the thought sends a shiver.

Bilingual poster design

Urdu typography