After working with the VII Foundation on the Foundry project I was brought in to create a site for the first annual film festival focusing on women's contributions to the field of nature/climate photography and journalism. Held during the famous Visa Pour L'Image photo festival in Perpignan, France, this event needed a website that was easy to navigate, easy to update, and most significantly, accessible in both French and English.
This added a level of complexity to the work for obvious reasons, further exacerbated by the fact that I don't read or write French. All the copy had to therefore be implemented blindly on my part, and even simple decisions such as the URL or title were complicated by what "worked" in one language versus the other. As someone who has lived abroad and enjoys working with language and cross-cultural communication, this was a great opportunity to educate myself about implementing a multi-lingual site. Also, because the client wanted to use Squarespace again, as that was the best solution for our prior work together on the Foundry project, many mutli-lingual site solutions were incompatible. I ended up finding a customizable script that after some tweaking worked for this use case.