Signstrokes: Architectural terminology and Sign Language.
28 June 2021
Deaf people are not new to architecture as a practice, but face significant barriers because the sign language vocabulary of the profession is not standardised and lacks breadth/complexity. Adolfs Kristapsons and Chris Laing developed Signstrokes – a linguistic project that breaks the repeated cycle of making new signs by finding common ones that can communicate spatial nuances. Its future ambition is to establish a body of technical sign language terms to level up the playing field within the profession. This workshop is an opportunity to gain an insight into the journey of the project so far, pick up your hands and consider how to describe spaces with a visual language.