Linguistic Landscapes

The Linguistic Landscapes project is a series of digital composites based on photographs of place. The images focus on small areas of towns and cities as a way to explore how an overall sense of place can be captured through a layering of different typographic and architectural elements. The documenting of language in public spaces also expands the linguistic into the semiotic, and the composite nature of the imagery aims to suggest an immersive experience, a sensation of ‘being-there’.

The images taken from inner city Leeds were exhibited in four cities (Belfast, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Nottingham) as part of the Understanding our Multilingual World exhibition at the Being Human festival in November 2017.