Woorden uit de Berenkuil / Mots de la Cage aux Ours

2012

Projects

Woorden uit de Berenkuil / Mots de la Cage aux Ours

http://lalangueschaerbeekoise.be

Download the book: http://deschaarbeeksetaal.be/media/livre_boek.pdf
English version of the texts: http://deschaarbeeksetaal.be/media/translation.pdf

Printed copy: 12€ (excl shipping costs)
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Mots de la Cage aux Ours/Woorden uit de Berenkuil is a collection of spoken words used by different groups around the Place Verboekhoven, aka La Cage aux Ours. The words are also part of the online sound dictionary of La Langue Schaerbeekoise / De Schaerbeekse Taal, a project that took place under the Contrat de Quartier Durable Navez-Portaels between 2009 and 2012. The project aimed to promote social cohesion between different communities while reflecting the linguistic wealth around the Cage aux Ours.

Arabic, Turkish, Berber, Dutch, Brussels, Swahili, Spanish, Polish are just a selection of the variety of languages that season the French, the current language of the neighborhood. The Dictionary of Language Schaerbeekoise fed on these influences, it is open, flexible and organic. The selection of words was based on the intuition of the three artists coordinators of the project: Clémentine Delahaut, Peter Westenberg and An Mertens.

With contributions by: Isabelle Doucet (urbanist), Fatima Zibouh (politologue), Myriam Stoffen (Zinneke Parade), Judith Van Istendael (comic artist), In Koli Jean Bofane (writer), Jérémie Piolat (philosopher), Milady Renoir (writer, performer), Jamal Youssfi (Compagnie des Nouveaux Disparus & festival Mimouna).
Lay-out: OSP, Ludivine Loiseau, Alexandre Leray
Images: Peter Westenberg, Pablo Castilla, Clémentine Delahaut
Maps: Pierre Marchand

With the support of: La RĂ©gion de Bruxelles-Capitale and la Commune de Schaerbeek