LangueFlow’s Multea Roundtable, organized by Prof. Johanna Domokos (Bielefeld University and Károli Gáspár University Budapest), Dr. Marianna Deganutti (Slovak Academy of Sciences), Dr. Jana-Katharina Mende (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg), Dr. Sabira Ståhlberg (Independent Scholar & Polyglot Writer).

Our guest speaker on Monday 29 April 2024 is the internationally acclaimed conceptual artist Federico Federici.

The talk will explore the interconnectedness between language, mathematics, and physics, drawing parallels between concepts such as metric spaces in mathematics and the fabric of spacetime in physics, as well as their analogies in linguistic structures. It will address how languages are viewed as relational schemes, emphasizing the importance of understanding the relationships between symbols rather than their individual content.

The discussion of topics such as code-switching and translanguaging, respectively in the field of [visual] multi-language poetry and asemic writing, aims to highlight how these practices may challenge conventional notions of linguistic boundaries and signification, ultimately influencing the perception of the world through the synthesis of competing linguistic structures.

We meet at: 15:30 CEST (Budapest, Berlin, Rome) | 16:30 EEST (Cluj-Napoca/Koloszvár) | 9:30 EDT (New York)

Suggested readings: EIS | Biophysique Asémique | Demagnetized tapes | A private notebook of winds | This is it | Instagram

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SLIDES DOWNLOAD: Translanguaging in asemic writing: a metric space approach [DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.26832.11526]