26 Exchanges: Journeys between and behind the lines of language
September 21 - 25, Royal Academy of Engineering
How can we overcome barriers to understanding created by different languages? How can we create greater dialogue between cultures when such language barriers exist? A collaboration between International PEN, 26, Pentagram and UNESCO, 26 Exchanges is an exhibition resulting from the Free the Word! festival 2009 to see what happened when one language adventures boldly into another. 26 members were twinned with PEN members from around the world to translate a text and tell the story of its journey in translation. Falling back on their own resources, 26 members searched for ways to understand stories in Basque, Khasi, Ndebele and Aymara among others, to find meaning and connections across cultures. The exhibition is a digital installation of these stories with readings from and conversations between the participants.
26 Exchanges, 21 - 25 September, 9.30am - 5.30pm, Monday - Friday, Free
Royal Academy of Engineering, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5DG
For more information visit www.26.org.uk