The Museum of AccentsThe Museum of Accents

Accents as a way of communicating heritage

This project was inspired by my own experiences with accents. I am from Estonia, however I do not have a stereotypical estonian accent. This has lead to some confusion when meeting people with describing where I am from and how I developed a strange mix of English-American-Irish accents. 

Overall I gathered around 30 interviews from different people, in my interviews I asked people about what they thought about their accent, how they think it affects how they are perceived by others and if they would change their accent if they could.

Cover image credit: John Sturrock /

Building plinths for the installation

I decided to re-use wood that was previously used in an exhibition before, so I spent a lot of time on taking out nails and filling holes. After this the process went smoothly, I have always enjoyed working in the wood workshop. I like making things with my hands. 

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The installation

I created this audio installation as part of my self directed project. I created four plinths of three different heights, each of them houses a small shelf inside of them for a music player and a small speaker. Each of the speakers plays 3-4 interviews on a loop. 

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