The Listening Academy

The Listening Academy is an independent research academy focusing on listening as a philosophical, artistic, social and somatic issue. This entails a relation to sonic, performative and ecological practices, sound studies research, and experimental pedagogy. The Academy offers a generative and nurturing framework for researchers and practitioners to engage in collaborative exchange and the sharing of knowledge, as well as workshopping new directions in sound studies and related issues and practices. This includes bringing together individual approaches and work, and creating opportunities for material exploration and building new collaborations.

Workshop on Third Listening

Focusing on listening as the basis for intersubjectivity and thirdness, the workshop aims at speculative sharing toward Third Listening
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Academy - Goa

In what ways do the unheard and inaudible figure within personal and interpersonal experience? Are there particular listening methodologies that afford ways of attending to the unheard?
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Listening as Witnessing

Transdisciplinary symposium on the issue of listening as witnessing, integrating artistic, performative and research-based field work.
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Academy - Basel

Developed in collaboration with Critical Media Lab, Basel Academy of Art and Design FHNW, this edition of The Listening Academy brings focus to the issue of wildness.
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Academy - Singapore

Coming together around questions of loss, grief, and attuning to absences and non-normative forms of listening.
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Regenerative Listening

The symposium brings together researchers, artists and scientists to consider relations between listening, care and activism, through explorative presentations and discussions.
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Academy - Berlin

How does listening affect the body and ways of attuning to embodied experiences? Moreover, how do different bodies listen?
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Academy – Cairo

From navigating the aggressiveness of soundscapes and the possibility to unlisten, to philosophies of Sufi sonic healing and the sonic spaces affording intimate attunement.
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Academy - Turku

How might quietness, opacities, echoes, whispers and other liminal sonorous phenomena be figured amidst situations of contestation? How might listening be utilized and offered within experiences of unbreatheability?
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Academy - Bergen

This edition of the Academy brings together an international group of scholars, researchers and practitioners whose creative and critical expertise are supportive for diversifying what an art or science of listening may be.
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Academy - London

What forms of emergent practices can be developed and deployed by way of listening, which may impact onto current social, planetary challenges? What potentialities and limitations does listening carry, and what might an acoustic literacy offer in terms of contending with the ongoingness of colonial (epistemic) violence?
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Academy - Lisbon

How might we think further about listening as a discursive field? What forms of creative and critical practice can be developed and deployed by way of listening, which may impact onto current challenges? And are there particular ways in which listening can contribute to the project of decolonizing knowledge regimes?
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Academy - Rio de Janeiro

Listening across borders, and the figuring of sonic pedagogies bound to the materiality of bodies.
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Academy - Berlin/London

The Academy offers a generative and nurturing framework for researchers and practitioners to engage in collaborative exchange and the sharing of knowledge.
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On the Listening Academy

some general perspectives on The Listening Academy.
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