Non-human life forms are communicators and active agents in the production of urban habitat. Yet they are rarely seen as having a ‘voice’. How can we enter into dialogue with them in order to transform our own urbanization processes?
In the light of urban life, ‘nature’ is mainly framed in terms of psychological impact, risk prevention and spaces dedicated to leisure or aesthetic consumption. However, even though non-human life forms are communicators and active agents in the manufacture of urban habitat, they are rarely seen as having a ‘voice’ in the public sphere. Listening to Non-Human Life, the third edition of the annual colloquium of Theatrum Mundi and Institut de recherche interdisciplinaire sur des enjeux sociaux (IRIS, EHESS) entitled Crafting a sonic urbanism, will focus less on the soundscapes produced by these life forms than on how design and research approaches informed by acoustic methodologies might help to understand and stimulate interspecies cohabitation in urban space.
Theatrum Mundi is an organization founded in 2012 whose charitable objective is to improve the understanding of cities through education and research.
Scientific Committee: Arnaud Esquerre (IRIS, EHESS); John Bingham-Hall (Theatrum Mundi /UCL); Gascia Ouzounian (University of Oxford / Recomposing the City); Océane Ragoucy (architecte et curatrice); Justinien Tribillon (University College London).