Soundwalking Through Time, Space, and Technologies
Soundwalking brings together a diverse group of contemporary scholars, artists and thinkers in one of the first comprehensive studies of soundwalking – the practice of moving through space while carefully listening to what it has to say – to address urgent challenges and concerns of an environmental, ethical, social and technological nature.
Besides gaining insight into the historical development of soundwalking as a scholarly method and artistic genre, the reader will have a chance to learn from emerging voices concerned with this practice, of many different backgrounds and positionalities. Soundwalking demonstrates how attentive listening and walking might help with more careful and responsible navigation through the complex dimensions of our shared environments and entangled histories, often imperceptible on a day-to-day basis. The book encourages scholars, artists, and also those unfamiliar with the concept, to engage with it in their respective fields and subjects of interest as an interdisciplinary method of critical inquiry and a creative mode of communication.
This book inspires readers to discover anew the potential of walking and listening, and will be of interest to students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of studies directly concerned with sound and beyond, including environmental humanities, arts, design, landscape architecture, media, and cultural studies.
Chapter 10 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.
List of Contributors
1 – Soundwalking in the Phonocene: walking, listening, wilding
Usue Ruiz Arana
2 – Walking with sound: race and the prosthetic ear
3 – Walking and narrating SoundBorderscapes: an experience in Hong Kong
4 – Throwing Stones at Nothing
5 – Soundwalking extinction: listening on borrowed time
6 – Aural border thinking as a decolonial soundwalking methodology
7 – Paths of dependance: welcoming the unwelcome
8 – Soundwalking on the edges: land, safety, and privilege in São Paulo
Paola Cossermelli Messina
9 – Traversing the concrete marvel: walking the un-sung city
10 – ‘Our voices reached the sky’: sonic memories of the Armenian Genocide
11 – Composing, recomposing, and decomposing with soundscapes