our words make worlds

Worldmaking Live

Since 2016 Language Acts and Worldmaking has funded small projects and events across the UK and abroad to heighten our awareness of the ways in which languages are experienced, practised, taught and researched. Join us as we bring many of these projects together for a diverse, exciting showcase of talks, presentations, stalls, performances and films, in what will be a celebration of all that the scheme has achieved so far: a Worldmaking community. 

This event is free but booking is essential. To reserve your ticket, please see the festival's eventbrite page.

This event is wheelchair accessible. Tickets include a buffet lunch. Language Acts and Worldmaking will be in touch a week prior to the event to check dietary requirements - vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, allergies, but if you have any questions please contact languageacts@kcl.ac.uk.

Part of the Language Acts and Worldmaking Worldmaking Fair.


9.30am Registration & coffee

10.00 Welcome Prof Catherine Boyle

10.05 Worldmaking Live Stand displays, posters, films

Reveries about language: Sound, Image, Word Film and poetry collection

Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani Mina Ray

Ragadawn (An t-Eilean Sgitheanach, 57.5º T) Film

Shona Cameron

Enhancing the Visibility of Language Teaching and Learning Research in the UK: a Wikipedia Editathon Poster

Anna Comas-Quin

Classroom Acts: Performativity, Identity and the Emergence of New Communities in German Language Teaching Finger puppets and photos

Natalie Diebschlag & Daniela Dora

Multilingual Poetry Translation as a Catalyst for Change – Franco-Australian Connections Poster

Daniel Finch-Race & Valentina Gosetti 

Language Learning Opens Doors to Other Worlds: Memory Acts through Digital Technologies Stand display & film

Tallulah McHin

Dynamics of Languages in Society Student Conference Poster

Anna Johnston & Christopha Da-Silva

Multilingual Digital Storytelling, Museum Artefacts and the Arts: Creative Pathways to Language-and-Culture Learning Film and 3 posters

Vicky Macleroy & Jim Anderson

Language, Communication and Restorative Justice: a One-Day International Workshop for Researchers and Practitioners Poster

Sarah Maitland

Austria in Transit: Displacement and the Nation State Poster

Aine McMurtry

Enjoyment as a Key to Success? The Role of Emotions in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching Poster

Pia Resnick & Christine Schallmoser

Phragma: a binaural biography of the River Acheloos Sound installation

Nicolas Salazar Sutil & Stuart Mellor 

Mother Tongue Other Tongue Poetry anthologies

Sarah Schechter

11.00 Morning Presentations

11:00 Classroom Acts: Performativity, Identity and the Emergence of New Communities in German language teaching

Natalie Diebschlag & Daniela Dora

11:15 Giving Languages the X Factor: Mother Tongue Other Tongue

Sarah Schechter

11:30 Multilingual Poetry Translation as a Catalyst for Change – Franco-Australian Connections

 Daniel Finch-Race & Valentina Gosetti (Skype)

11:45 Everywhen: Knowing the Past through Language and Culture

Laura Rademaker (Skype)

12:00 Questions  

12.20pm Performance: Reveries about Language: Sound, Image, Word 

Jasmina Bolfek-Radovani Mina Ray (with sound artist Alo Allik)

1.00 ­Lunch

1.45 Afternoon Presentations

1:45 Phragma: a binaural biography of the River Acheloos

Nicolas Salazar Sutil & Stuart Mellor

2.00 Eloquentia Academica: The Theory and Practice of Early Modern Latin Academic Rhetoric

Sarah Knight

2:15 Dynamics of Languages in Society Student Conference        

Anna Johnston & Christopha Da-Silva

2:30 Questions

2.45 Performance: Eritrean Coffee Conversation

Barbara Spadaro & Ruth Berhane

3.15 Afternoon Presentations

3.15 Project DaRT: A Collaborative Postgraduate Community of Practice in Translation Studies

Laura Linares

3.30 Enhancing Intercultural Understanding, Integration and Inclusion through the Arts

Mabel Victoria

3.45 Multilingual Digital Storytelling, Museum Artefacts and the Arts: Creative Pathways to Language-and-Culture Learning

Vicky Macleroy & Jim Anderson

4.00 Questions

4.15 Worldmaking Live Stand displays, posters, films

5.00 Thanks & close Prof Catherine Boyle