Workshop – Reading Reverse Reverb – Sonolab
Presented by Clare Cooper and Debris Industries
In a futuring practice, memory and anticipation work side by side. As we engage with the forces of change – political, social, industrial, private or public – the challenge is to politicise our imaginings as we remember and connect with our different pasts. It is in the process of backcasting that we design from the (desired) future scenario to the present day, determining how we measure whether we are heading towards this particular future. For many of us, 30 years is just about the imaginable limits of time. If we can remember (or imagine) life 30 years ago, then we can imagine life in 30 years’ time. In the sonic time of social sound, how will we need to listen in order to deepen our understanding of each other, while holding a space for the unknowable?
The first Taipei workshop will open out from a series of speculative prompts extending from the experience of the Tainan workshop, and conversations with Taipei partners. Through guided activities and invited provocations, participants will experiment with strategies for hearing absent objects and (re)sounding future echoes.
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