The Berlin-based “Museum für Kommunikation“ (Berlin Museum for Communication) will until October 7, 2018, host the special exhibition “Was Sprachen anders machen“ (What Languages are Doing Differently“). The exhibition is based on the graduation thesis of 2016 KISD graduate Clara Henze, at KISD supervised by Prof. Michael Gais, and addresses the topic of the diversity of languages worldwide. How does water sound? Where will the future be situated? What is a word? The wide range of possibilities for humans to express fosters us to put into perspective the universality of human perception, categories, and terms. The exhibition features eight interactive stands which try to make tangible the topic of language and its diversity – as there do exist almost 7.000 different languages worldwide.

The exhibition was conceptualized by Clara Henze in cooperation with Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, BBAW, (Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences) and Gesellschaft für bedrohte Sprachen (Association for Threatened Languages) in the context of the BBAW’s chosen annual topic of “language“. The exhibition project is furthermore under the auspices of UNESCO.

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A video, Clara Henze’s work at a KISD exhibition, can be found here:

Picture credits: Kay Herschelmann

Contact for further questions: Prof. Michael Gais