Kata-kata 2100 is an interactive art project by creative studio “Something Meaningful” that explores the evolution of the Malay language. Using visuals and facts, the artist seeks to inform viewers about the myriad cultural influences, both native and foreign, on the language and provoke discussion on its future.
Something Meaningful is the brainchild of Gianluca Menini, a service and product designer from Italy and Sarah Ahmad, a Malaysian visual and service designer. The studio works on researching and developing hybrid innovative solutions for culturally-driven local impact. As storytellers and change-makers, they seek to use design to allow new behaviours and cultural patterns to emerge and become accessible and malleable to fit, challenge and redefine the needs of society.