A, E, I, O, U, How ever you say it.
This series aims to raise the awareness of cultural diversity and build unity. It tends to the idea that we are all one, and we all belong.
I chose the vowels to express my idea. It’s one of the first symbols we learn, and of mayor importance in our social interactions and cognitive processes. Language and speech plays a very important role on the way we see the world, it reflects values and identities. Different accents of the english language is one of the means how the diversity of the cultures in New Zealand Aotearoa are recognised.
Vowels belong to no one and yet to everyone. Five vowels, and hundreds of different sounds emerge from them. Five million Kiwis, six major ethnic groups and counting. (Māori, European, Pacific, Asian, and MELAA (Middle Eastern / Latin American / African)).
We all belong, how ever you say it.