Nicoline van Harskamp
Nicoline van Harskamp

Art

PDGN, 2016

Nicoline van Harskamp's presentation explores how the use of English as a global link language affects everyday speech and professional language.

Through a survey prepared with VU linguist Laura Rupp, Van Harskamp questions the working language and jargon within VU Amsterdam. The work PDGN speculates about a future language in a post-capitalist society. Like the remains of buildings, words in this new community are recycled into new constructions in which global English is mixed with local languages and customs. https://vanharskamp.net/speech-forecast/