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TransCollaborate Incorporated is a not-for-profit association formed in Victoria, Australia in April 2018. Our purpose is to promote an inclusive approach to collaborative translation, and to facilitate collaborative translation activities to provide a creative and literary outlet for non-English speaking backgrounds (NESB).
Our official documents of incorporation can be viewed here.
TransCollaborate and Monash-Warwick
TransCollaborate began as a project funded by the Monash-Warwick Alliance in 2016. This project initiated several collaborative translation activities, including workshops and individual projects, to address three specific research questions:
- Can collaborative translation provide a platform for academic collaboration and research?
- Can collaborative translation provide valuable English practice for EAL learners?
- Can collaborative translation support the integration of migrants into English-speaking communities?
Our activities over the years 2016 – 2017 were presented at the TransCollaborate: a Symposium on Collaborative Translation in Prato, Italy in July 2017.
Since the conclusion of the Monash-Warwick project, our partners have been eager to apply our findings more widely. Our Australian partners have decided to incorporate as a not-for-profit organisation so that our inclusive model of collaborative translation can be pursued in community contexts with the support of local and state bodies.