The Bureau of Linguistical Reality
The Bureau of Linguistical Reality is a social practice artwork created by Heidi Quante and Alicia Escott. The Bureau of Linguistical Reality collaborates with the public to create new words to express the feelings and experiences people are having as our world rapidly changes due to climate change and other Anthropogenic events. The vision of the artwork is to generate new words to express what people are feeling and experiencing as our world rapidly changes so that our languages and ultimately cultures better reflect our new environments. The Bureau also uses these neologisms to inspire and facilitate conversations about the greater experiences these words are seeking to express. The Bureau of Linguistical Reality has been engaging the public since 2014 via salons in which we bring together people from diverse backgrounds to share feelings and experiences around specific issues as well as via our mobile field study office in which we bring our pop up desk to public spaces throughout the world.