Sound and Solidarity (02)
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Explore solidarity through sound and contribute to our second collective listening session presented by Sound Advice with Arman Nouri. They will be joined by creator, writer and educator Aditi Ahalya Jaganathan who will create a space of (un)learning, to unpack the ways in which ideologies of oppression and liberation travel through cultural production.
The session will be inspired by Aditi’s course, Rhythm, Race, Revolution. How do you encounter trauma informed by colonised/decolonised structures and systems in everyday life? What songs/sounds are associated with those moments?
Each participant will be invited to pick a song and an artefact to share with the group to start the conversation. In the gathering, participants will use music to help articulate their approach to challenging colonialism and offering solidarity. Sound Advice suggest ‘Listening to music collectively will create an immaterial space for everyone to share personal experience and cultivate a space for solidarity.’ The discussion will be audio recorded, and the transcript of the recording will be used for a text-based project.
Sound Advice is a platform exploring spatial inequality through music. Through experimenting with a range of projects, always developed through different mediums, designers and urbanists Pooja Agrawal and Joseph Henry debate provocative issues and create alternative visions of the future to secure a more equitable and plural urban environment using lyrical tips and music culture.
Aditi Ahalya Jaganathan is a thinker, creator, writer and dreamer. Having worked at the intersections of law, culture and politics, Aditi creates spaces of (un)learning as a site of radical praxis, using tools of music, film and visual culture. She teaches her own course, Rhythm, Race, Revolution. More about Aditi Alhalya Jaganathan
Joseph Henry is a designer and urbanist and is the co-host of Sound Advice, a platform for exploring inequalities in architecture and the built environment. He is also a public servant working in spatial development in London and a trustee of the Russell Maliphant Dance Company.
Arman Nouri is a cultural worker designing and delivering projects across the built environment, cultural and public sectors. He currently leads The Mayor of London’s Culture & Community Spaces at Risk programme. He is a co-founder of multi-disciplinary studio Kin Structures. More about Arman Nouri Images: Sound and Solidarity, The Mosaic Rooms, 2021. Photos by Eric Aydin-Barberini.