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An applied anthropological research trough film, interviews, 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 a person is influencing the degree of disability, Bangalore (India), a city with a high number of hearing impaired, became the casestudy. 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 for both hearing and non hearing and show therefore contrasts and similarities between systems for the hearing and the non hearing world. 

This project was part of the Design Research Minor at Design Academy Eindhoven.

Video: STBY

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