In November, we will host a community network event in each of MEITS’ four partner cities, where photographic contributions from individuals across the country will be exhibited. These photographs will display what multilingualism means to different people and their communities, and how it this can be represented visually. At these exhibition events, we will invite people to think about multilingualism, and how visible/invisible it is in their urban environment.
In each city, a member of the MEITS team will give a brief presentation on themes and messages that have emerged from the photographic contributions, and how they connect with MEITS’ aims. We will also welcome contributors themselves to attend these events where possible, in order for them to answer questions about their work, as a way of encouraging understanding and engagement among different individuals in these locales. All photographs will be accompanied by a brief blurb explaining their significance: these will be translated into major community languages of each city.
If you would like the chance for your photo to be part of this exhibition, we invite you to send us your images of how different languages feature around you – whether in your home, your neighbourhood, your community, or in your town or city. We want to know what multilingualism means to you, and you can interpret this in any way you like. For details on submission, please see the Call For Submissions document below. The deadline has now been extended until 13 October 2017.