Panel Discussion: How to Listen to Solidarity? - Goethe-Institut
Panel Discussion

How to Listen to Solidarity?

How to Listen to Solidarity?
Each Other Company

22.06.2021
7 PM UTC+7 / 2 PM UTC+2

Online

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Language: English
Price: Free and open to the public
maya.maya@goethe.de online via Nusasonic YouTube

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With Operation Hanoi Hannah (anonymous collective, Myanmar), Penwadee Nonphaket Manont (independent curator, Thailand), Radio Tropiezo (collective, Mexico), and Reem Shadid (independent curator, Palestine). Moderated by Syafiatudina (researcher, Indonesia)

Waves of protests and civil uprisings have been sweeping across the world, from Myanmar to Colombia to Occupied Palestine to Uganda and elsewhere. People have been on the move, organizing against authoritarianism, capitalism, racism, fascism, sexism, ableism, environmental destruction, and all forms of oppression. At the same time, civil movements everywhere have been facing violence from the state and its apparatus. This violence is encountered not only in direct confrontation on the streets, but also through constant attempts at destabilization through surveillance, spreading terror, censorship, cutting access to basic needs for living, eroding our sense of safety. Solidarity is constantly calling, for it can travel and connect across all borders. 

By thinking through sound-making and listening, we would like to discuss how we've been calling for solidarity throughout this time. What does it mean to be involved through solidarity? How could solidarity be voiced, and how can we better tune our ears to it? Artists, activists, and ordinary people have used noise and music to express dissent and create communal spaces through acts of sounding. Shifting the focus from sound production, what can the act of listening entail?

This discussion can be an opportunity to learn from methods and past experiences/cases to understand what's happening around the world now, and explore future possibilities of sonic resistance.

About Operation Hanoi Hannah (anonymous collective, Myanmar), Penwadee Nonphaket Manont (independent curator, Thailand), Radio Tropiezo (collective, Mexico), and Reem Shadid (independent curator, Palestine). Moderated by Syafiatudina (researcher, Indonesia)