The workshop interrogates methods for thinking with your ears, a practice of gaining a deeper understanding of how we perceive and communicate sound. This means going beyond the concept of urban noise as an undesired externality, and learning noise is a source of information that helps us to better understand the societal processes and infrastructures that we otherwise accept without question. Sound memory for spatial sound forms and different hearing processes will be examine, and the participants will develope qualitative sonic consciousnesses and a language for it.
“Thinking with your ears” requires re-learning hearing as an active process—actively perceiving auditive space and developing a reference system of sounds and auditive properties.