Sound Across Borders

Sound as an exploratory medium socially connects people and places through its manifold travels. In the co-listening workshop series, participants across borders and cultures explore social contagion by connecting global south and north with grounded sounds and voicing of situated realities in the present conundrum of social distancing. This connecting, community listening, and sound sharing suggest new developments in sounding arts that may include a more worldly attuned social and environmental concern and consider making pro-active sociopolitical commitments, from community building to collective action. The outcome of the workshops is presented as an online archive of personal narratives in sound, contributed by local participants in the workshops guided by Sound Across, as educational and intellectual exercises.