MUTSUN: Endangered Language Revitalization

 

PROJECT SUMMARY

The goal of this collaboration with the Communication Design department at Pratt Institute is to explore how Communication Design can support efforts to document, preserve and revitalize endangered languages and cultures by sharing methods, models, and software...

DESIGN STATEMENT

Photography to me is the best choice to present culture because image contains plenty of information which we might hard to describe or tell, and it’s also a beautiful way to document something for an endangered culture and its language. Through the lifestyle people can see in this “visual dictionary” I build a connection between local language and the meaning of them, and photographs help us to recognize the difference of the same word between their life and ours. I choose website as the media, to build an interactive web page when people looking at these photographs, they can touch/click on anywhere to see how to say the object in the picture in the local language. This website is an interactive photograph dictionary.