Aurélien Uberti – Owning Language
by Aurélien Uberti
The Owning Language project deals with the ownership of language through two chapters: the first chapter, Rainbow Library, facilitates learning through a catalogue of stencils for kindergarten teachers. With this tool, they are able to draw spelling hopscotches on the floor with chalk. The device enables pupils to learn and recognise digrams (combinations of two or more letters forming a sound) while associating reading with movement, thus reinforcing memorisation. The second chapter, bootleg(s), goes beyond this idea of integrating linguistic norms, giving the possibility of creating thousands of alternative spellings from the sounds of a word. The obtained results question the edges of comprehension as well as the legitimacy of norms.