Experts in the fields of anthropology and philology, along with producers of social projects will get together to discuss the phenomenon of linguistic diversity in modern cities and the way languages operate in an urban environment.
The discussion "Linguistic diversity in a modern city: how and why to deal with it?" opens a new series on initiatives instigated by the Museum and dedicated to the interaction with migrant and refugee communities.
Based around the topic of linguistic, ethnic, and cultural diversity in the cities, the talk will be delivered as part of the re-launch of the project Neighbors’ Languages School, its main goal being the promotion of different languages and cultures, the shaping of their native speakers’ positive image, supporting and foregrounding the idea of ethnic identity.
Coinciding with the discussion, Garage will run creative workshops for children and teenagers that will add to the conversation about ethnic and cultural diversity. Anyone can have the opportunity to get acquainted with traditional handicraft techniques, such as the Uzbek ikat, Caucasian coinage, and Russian Mardi Gras toys made of bast.