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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


Sound, Ecology, and Politics - Dr Franziska Strack

How can sound help us to better understand political realities? In search for answers, this course studies interactions of sensing human bodies and more-than-human environments in politics with the help of sonic frameworks. We will first learn to describe the world as a soundscape. We will then examine the role of music pieces, vocal timbres, silences, and vibrations in political events and sonically rethink central concepts in political thought (such as nationhood, voice, identity, and warfare). Finally, we will use sound to imagine new forms of democratic expression and living together.

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