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[20 Mar 2013] The Guardian columnist Michele Hanson records that she visited an exhibition of art-school teachers’ work recently at Central Saint Martins in London and needed a sit-down after trying to understand the weird language on show. One of the exhibits blathered on about ‘fieldwork methods of observation and walking to compile an inventory which explore[s] the act of naming of local elements through oral inscription’.

Michele's friend Olga, herself an artist, supplied the necessary translation. Apparently it means ‘going for a walk and taking notes on what you see’. [MC]

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