ARCH: Discovering place through unfamiliar language


Storytelling – interpreting place through imagination and language.


Through using the rhythm, tone and intonation of language explain and question place in words from language(s) you are not familiar with.


To use languages and words that students are not familiar with to create a story that helps a listener to read a place, even if that listener does not ‘speak’ the language.


International, avoids the use of English uses a lingua franca, explores a medium of communication neglected in architecture and urbanism. Accessible to all students regardless of their mother tongue or other known languages.

University of the West of England, Bristol (ENGLAND):

Michael Devereux (