The project AS WE SPEAK features artworks, which focus on the transformative and translational processes of different languages and sounds. Its goal is to formulate different ways of communication and articulation, which always represent a direct consequence of political dimensions and historical events. How do language areas develop in rapidly changing societies, in a world, in which 80 per cent of its population speaks the 50 most common languages? Is communication being simplified? Or will this lead to fragmentation and black holes, caused by individual peculiarities of different languages? Communication itself is challenged by the spoke system and the notation in a global world. How do language areas change in the centre of an ever changing European public society with open borders? Can Ludwig Wittgenstein’s statement “The borders of my language are the borders of my world” be proven wrong? Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia, lost its leading role as the industrial centre of former Yugoslavia after the declaration of independence of Slovenia. Losses in economy resulted in a rise of unemployment and population loss in the whole of Europe. After Slovenia became member of the European Union in 2004, signed the Schengen Agreement in 2007 and introduced the Euro in the same year, new possibilities for Maribor and the whole region emerged – and remain open-ended.