Every street, every city has an aural character and ephemeral texture. It is a document of the place, and the people who inhabit it, and the lives they lead. Each of the panelists, Arielle Julia Brown, La'vender Freddy, and Natalie Hopkinson, grapples with the sonic textures of the places they work. Together they will delve into how sound functions as a monument to memory, whether it can heal and restore. The panel will interrogate whether advancing/acknowledging the culture of their sounds can be a functional framework for developing new futures for a community.
"Marking Absences – Shifting Narratives" is presented by the Goethe-Institut New York and 1014 as part of Shaping the Past, a project of the
Goethe-Institut, Monument Lab, and the Federal Agency for Civic Education. Shaping the Past connects memory workers across Canada, Mexico, the US, and Germany who have piloted new approaches to shape the past in their own local contexts.
Photo: Ricardo Iamuuri Robinson