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The Department of Communication Studies offers many kinds of events, most free and open to the public. We organize and sponsor numerous lectures, workshops and conferences over the course of the academic year. Our programming covers a wide range of topics and features presenters from diverse disciplines and is designed to foster an understanding of the mass media and emerging media.


Lost in Translation: The Architecture and/of Chinese Edition

Multidisciplinary Panel Conversation
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
5:00-7:00 PM
Taubman College Commons (AAB 2300) Art and Architecture Building Map
Have you ever wondered how architecture sounds in Chinese? Or questioned if the language of architecture would sound any more esoteric if it were in Chinese? Does linguistic difference matter? What is lost and what is gained when designspeak traverses the Chinese-English divide? How does the medium of design discourse affect its content? Is graphic communication the great equalizer? Is architecture sinicizable? Do you doubt that these are answerable questions? Find out on October 3rd, 5–7pm, at the Taubman College Commons.

In 1922, philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein declared that “the limits of my language mean the limits of my world." With the globally-connected community at the University of Michigan in mind, we invite you to an exploration of the cross-cultural academic expressive production that accompanies thinking and writing from a non-English background. Taking the University of Michigan as a case study, we hope to engage questions of scholarship and public expression incubated in the globalized environment that is the contemporary American university. Rather than focusing on the mechanics of English as a Second Language or as a lingua franca, we seek a discussion around scholarly expression in a multicultural, globalized academia.

FU Liangyu, Communications & Media Studies
WANG Jieqiong, Architecture & Urban Studies
William THOMSON, Anthropology & Architecture
ZHANG Fang, Fine Arts, Design, & Economics

Hors d'oeuvres to be served.
All are welcome!
No registration is required but please RSVP so we can provide enough food for everyone.

This event is organized by GRIN with generous support from Rackham and in partnership with Taubman College DEI.
Building: Art and Architecture Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Asia, Books, Chinese Studies, colloquium, Culture, Dinner, Discussion, Diversity, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Education, Food, Free, Graduate, Graduate School, Humanities, Inclusion, Interdisciplinary, International, Language, Literature, Meal, Media, Multicultural, Multidisciplinary Design, Politics, Rackham, Research, Scholarship, Sociology, Southeast Asia, Study Abroad, symposium, Undergraduate, Writing
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Graduate Rackham International, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, International Center, School of Education, Comparative Literature, A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning, Rackham Graduate School, International Institute, Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, Penny W Stamps School of Art & Design, IDEA - Interdisciplinary Design in Engineering and Arts, Asian Languages and Cultures, Office of the Vice Provost for Equity, Inclusion, and Academic Affairs, Department of History, Department of Linguistics, Communication Studies, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Center for Socially Engaged Design, LSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Program in Transcultural Studies, College of Engineering DEI Student Advisory Board

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