Palimpsest of voices is a participatory project developed and led by Leontios Toumpouris for Glasgow International 2021. It explores the fragility and mutability of language by employing making as a collective learning process, beyond words or shared backgrounds.
Through a series of workshops at Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Leontios worked with the extended community of Oakgrove Primary School that included over 130 pupils, families and staff. Together they produced bisque-fired ceramic pieces and invented the characters of a fictional language. This website is a 3D environment, presenting scans of these ceramic objects and models of the fictional glyphs.