‘Walls Talk – 55 Italian Walls – 55 Calligraffiti’ is an international project on walls and words. 55 words were requested from 55 people who have a special connection with the Italian language: writers, poets, translators, teachers, artists etc. Their words were then given shape by 55 calligraphers from 13 countries and superimposed on 55 photos of Italian walls. This resulted in a book and an exhibition in Antwerp, Brussels, Rome, Lucca, Alden Biesen and Amersfoort (2015-2019). ‘Walls Talk’ is a project by Joris Wouters in association with Joke van den Brandt (Kalligrafia) and Emiliano Manzillo (Dante Alighieri Anversa), with the support of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.