UTS Visual Communication

UTS Visual Communication

Now You Hear us

Subin Yoon
Caitlin Ong
Amanda Fung
Su Wing Tang
 Tutor: Nicky Hardcastle

In Australia, temporary migrant workers are exploited as an economic resource. Hidden within our supply chains, they are forgotten between the gaps in policy and left without a voice.

While language has often been used to degrade, isolate and shame workers into complying with inhumane working conditions, language also has the capacity to subvert this power imbalance.

Now You Hear Us helps migrant workers find their voice. Disrupting the day-to-day using multilingual script aims to replicate the frustration of a language barrier, enabling Australians to empathise with these vulnerable workers and break down the divide between migrants and non-migrants.

We acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the Boorooberongal people of the Dharug Nation, the Bidiagal people and the Gamaygal people, upon whose ancestral lands our university stands. We also pay respect to the Elders both past and present, acknowledging them as the traditional custodians of knowledge for these lands.