Reality as Learning Environment

A City Circles Project

When Rik was doing research in Athens he saw that there are people who connect the city. Even when the city is devided politically, socially or fisically.

One of the people he met during his research was Musta, He gathers paper in the city. By helping him out and observing his 'job' Rik got conversations with him. He is from Afghanistan and Rik from Holland. They did not speak the same language. In the beginning they talked with hands and feet. Later they got to know eachother better and better. But the language barrier stayed.

Rik saw how he could help Musta by improving his English. He saw, by being together, that within the words they learned to each other, the most practical we're the easiest one's to remember.

That's why Rik putted approximately 333 words together from Musta's direct environment.
These words are spoken and Rik recorded them from a native Farsi speaker.  This way Musta can improve his english by listening to these words. The words are put on a MP3 player so Musta can learn these words of english, in and from his direct environment.

This way his direct environment works as a memorizing tool.

Musta now walks the roads of Athens while learning english.

Take a look to my other project, about the Paper Gatherers Identity, or the Research Page