Diploma project, ECAL 2019


by Clara Aboulker

Teacher(s): Gilles Gavillet, Guy Meldem

In Genesis 11, it says: “The whole Earth was of one language, and of one speech.” People decided to build a tower that would reach the heavens. To punish their pride, God destroyed the tower and confused their language.

Babel is a multilingual book (four languages: Greek, English, Arabic, Hebrew) that relates this biblical episode as well as the unfinished search for a unique and perfect language.

This book considers translation as a solution to a universal language and proposes to visualize the text in an architectural way.

Babel, Bαβέλ, لباب ,לבב – Clara Aboulker