What If?

Melbourne had a Bi-Lingual Belt?

When you see signage in different languages, you often find another kind of city.  People sound different, food tastes different, and people use buildings and streets differently.

Migrant groups navigate the city with fluency where their language is made visible. In these comfort zones new models for business, leisure and civic activities emerge.

Multilingualism is moving away from the inner city into the outer suburbs.
What if the future Suburban Rail Loop connects a series of non-English speaking communities to form Melbourne’s own Bi-Lingual Belt?

What if each station is designated a different language? Even for a year?



Cranbourne & Pakenham Line, Clayton
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