Spreekt U Sint-Gillis? Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois?

2015

Projects

Spreekt U Sint-Gillis? Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois?

http://parlezvous1060.be/p/publication/

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Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois? collected the words, real or invented, that were captured in the neighbourhood Bosnia in Saint-Gilles. The EXTRA-ORDINARY words are overlapping in French and Dutch, words we merge, hybridize, invent, “acronymise”.
The audio recordings remain online in a sound database. The collection provides a sound portrait of this multicultural neighbourhood as it existed from September 2013 till September 2015.

The publication Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois? is a dictionary with words from the database, as well as a space for experimentations based on the spoken language of the Bosnia neighbourhood, and the different creations, activities and encounters that took place during the project.

Project coordinator Clémentine Delahaut and graphic designer Alexia De Visscher realised a cartographical diagramme that illustrates the relationships between the words, people and places nearby. In the introduction Peter Westenberg extends on the questiosn of multiculturality and plurilinguism in Brussels and how they have been appraoched in the project of Parlez-vous Saint-Gillois. Several artists and writers contributed to the publication, such as Jara Rocha, Madeleine Aktypi, Rafaella Houlstan-Hasaert, Dr Lichic, Mathieu Berger.

With the support of: La Région de Bruxelles-Capitale and la Commune de Saint-Gilles