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New issue FORUM+

The new FORUM+ issue is out!
With a dossier on '(trans)literate art', language, writing and multilingualism

Language is a place where power manifests itself and can therefore unite or divide people, as guest editors Ahilan Ratnamohan and Ruth Loos perceptively noted. Enter our 'fragile shelter' and together, we can keep the conversation going...

Cover of this issue is by architect and artist Shervin/e Sheikh Rezaei. In a conversation with Ine Engels she discusses the creation of her bilingual publication ‘ENSEMBLE: An Architecture of the Inbetween’.
Ahilan Ratnamohan deconstructs his experience learning the Tamil script, examining the personal experience and the typographical construction of the letters parallel to each other.
‘Multi Scripts – Blended Type Family Stories’ is a collective research-in-progress about multi-script typography, by Lissa Huang, Garine Gokceyan, Loraine Furter, Naïma Ben Ayed and Émilie Aurat.
Joanna Britton outlines a framework for academic and professional language skills in music and dance.
Sint Lucas Antwerp and De Connectie (Fameus) share their experiences about participatory creation with a multilingual group of students and artistic newcomers.
Sabine Verhulst wonders if Dante does have to be agreeable. And in a hybrid review, Enrica Camporesi reflects on ‘In altre parole’ by Nilanjana Sudeshna ‘Jhumpa’ Lahiri, on writing in ‘another’ language.

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FORUM+ is the peer reviewed journal for research and arts in Belgium and the Netherlands. Published three times a year, by Amsterdam University Press and the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, in collaboration with the Antwerp Research Institute for the Arts (ARIA), with the support of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp.