Sounds from the streets at night. Music is played on speakers placed on street lamps. 

The masters students in my science of design course are all pursuing very interesting projects about written language. They are using movement or nature to inspire new letters or characters, pushing legibility and questioning meaning. They are very interesting studies, however, I find their explorations to be quite surface level—somehow missing a bigger picture.   


I learned that Hiragana—which is one component of the Japanese language and is the simpler writing system—was created in the 8th century to be used by women who were never taught the more complex writing system.