An applied anthropological research trough film, interview, tools for intervention and observation to explore the gaps and adaptations between two contrasting languages; sign language & verbal language. How sign languages are functioning in a society where everyone else is using another language was the main interest for this research. Since World Health Organisation states that the environment of one person is influencing the degree of disability, India (Bangalore) with a high number of hearing impaired would be the right place to go. The fact that India deals with an amount illiterate as well made it interesting to see the contrasts and similarities between verbal and non verbal communication systems. The research and interviews are done trough different tools than for the hearing and show therefore contrasts and similarities between the Dutch and Indian relation between the hearing and the non hearing world. Showing both their up and downsides.


This project was part of the Design Research Minor at DAE

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