Chaitra Mood, c. 1992, Digital File, H. 91.5 cm, W. 91.5 cm, MAC.01312
The Reader’s Bloc is an online/IRL group of readers taking part in reading, listening and sharing exercises around texts that help us learn more about ourselves, the identities we share and the communities we live in.
For our next session, we are thinking about connecting with each other through languages, ideas getting lost in translation and trying to convey all that we want with the limited words we have at hand. We are reading two texts – the deeply personal essay by Jenny Liao, Forgetting My First Language where she talks about her experiences of losing her language – and her connection to her family, culture and past and Translating a Person where Alejandro Zambra talks about the nuances of language and the people we become when we inhabit another language.
Join us as we try to unpack experiences of translating our ideas and ourselves through these accounts. On registration, we will send you the text and the topics/themes we could discuss.
This program is exclusively for 18–25 year olds.
This session is conducted as part of our engagements for the MAP OSCH Collective. The MAP OSCH Collective is a community for young people (18-25 year olds) to engage with the arts and culture sector. The collective is for, of and by young people — to explore our shared identities and interests through art.
Bookings are closed for this event.
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