Talk Conversation #3: Sound As Monument

Unconference 3 Ricardo Robinson © Sonarcheology Studios



With Arielle Julia Brown, Lavender Freddy, Natalie Hopkinson

Every street, every city has an aural character and ephemeral texture. It is a document of the place, and the people who inhabit it, and the lives they lead. Each of the panelists of Sound As Monument grapples with the sonic textures of the places they work. Together they will delve into how sound functions as a monument to memory, whether it can heal and restore. The panel will interrogate whether advancing/acknowledging the culture of their sounds can be a functional framework for developing new futures for a community.

Curated by Niama Safia Sandy.

This event is part of Marking Absences – Shifting Narratives and is presented by the Goethe-Institut New York and 1014 as part of Shaping the Past, a project of the Goethe-Institut, Monument Lab, and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. Shaping the Past connects memory workers across Canada, Mexico, the US, and Germany who have piloted new approaches to shape the past in their own local contexts.