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Thursday 14.11.2019

Symposium Sonic West: collective urbanism through a multiplicity of listening

Listening Sculpture Sonic West
Photo M. Landeweerd

Sonic West: collective urbanism through a multiplicity of listening


Doors open: 17.30 Start: 17.45 Register at

Michiel Huijsman
0031 204199886

Belcampo/OBA De Hallen
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 10
1053 RT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

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You are warmly invited to the symposium Sonic West: collective urbanism through a multiplicity of listening. Join us at OBA De Hallen/Belcampo for this one-evening event. A number of artists, authors, theorists and practitioners will reflect upon the ongoing participatory social sound project Sonic West.

We invite makers, artists, community members, students, designers, activists, politicians, theoreticians, humans and non-humans to come and think about the the societal significance and use of community art projects concerning itself with the sonic aspects of social life. The project Sonic West will be used as a concrete example to discuss questions like can shared listening practises lead the way to a more just city? This evening both speakers involved in the project as well as speakers with an outside view will reflect upon these questions and entice those present to 'hear into' a future more shared city.

Programme and details
Sonic West: collective urbanism through a multiplicity of listening
Thursday 21 November 17:30
OBA De Hallen, Belcampo Entresol
Doors open: 17.30
Start: 17.45

17.30 Registration

17.45 Welcome and introduction
Michiel Huijsman, Artist, initiator Soundtrackcity, curator Sonic West

17.50 Presentation
Justin Bennett, Artist, curator Sonic West:
Public space as acoustic territory

18.05 Presentation
Mayke Haringhuizen and Fani Konstantinidou, artists in residence Sonic West:
The sound of Green Space

18.15 Presentation
Michiel Huijsman:
The multiplicity of sonic perception

18.30 Presentation
Donia Jourabchi and Taufan ter Weel, artists in residence Sonic West:

18.40 Lecture
Arie Altena, editor and writer. Author of 'Wat is Community Art?'

18.55 Paneldiscussion, Q&A
Arie Altena, Justin Bennett, Mayke Haringhuizen, Michiel Huijsman, Fani Konstantinidou, Donia Jourabchi and Taufan ter Weel

19.15 Drinks and bites

This symposium is English spoken. More about this event and Sonic West at:

Admission free
Reservation is required due to limited seats. You can make reservations with an Email to

This event is not sponsored or subsidized. Voluntary contributions are very welcome. Please transfer 15 euro to the bank account of Soundtrackcities, Amsterdam IBAN: NL97 TRIO 0777 9295 62