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Where does translation take place? Introduction

Watch this video introducing Week 3 and the relationship between translation and space.

In this section we will look at the relationship between translation and space. Translation is, literally, all around us, whether we see it or not.

We encounter it on the pages of books and on our computer screens, on the streets of our cities, in airports, museums and schools. And the way in which we think about the space around us, the way in which we inhabit it, whether we feel at home in it or not, is closely linked with languages and with translation.

We will look at how writers, musicians, educators and therapists use translation in different walks of life.

We will examine the linguistic landscapes we inhabit and the opportunities they offer (or the barriers they set up). And we will see how we respond to the way in which translation is presented to us, as we go about our daily lives.

As translators or as users of translation, we will also ask ourselves how we can organise our space to make the most of translation.

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