[spectre] Fwd: Margarida Mendes: Special Issue 'Sonic Anthropocene'

Andreas Broeckmann ab at mikro.in-berlin.de
Thu Apr 23 16:17:53 CEST 2020

Betreff: 	Fwd: Special Issue 'Sonic Anthropocene'
Datum: 	Tue, 21 Apr 2020 19:29:19 +0100
Von: 	Margarida Mendes <margaridamendesm at gmail.com>

> Special Issue /Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia/ 
> <http://cadernosaa.revues.org/>
> *Sonic Anthropocene____*
> *Sound Practices in a Changing Environment____*

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> Guest editors: Ivo Louro (CIUHCT, FCT NOVA), Margarida Mendes (CRA, 
> Goldsmiths College), Daniel Paiva (INET-md, NOVA FCSH), and Iñigo 
> Sánchez (Incipit, CSIC; INET-md, NOVA FCSH)____
> *__ __*
> Since it was first proposed in the early 2000s, the concept of the 
> Anthropocene has gained currency as an interpretive framework to 
> critically examine the increasing impact of human activity on the 
> environment, suggesting the beginning of a new geological epoch. The 
> extension of human agency over the functioning of Earth systems has 
> caused mass transformations upon various material scales, leaving an 
> imprint that has been considered a global geophysical force. This has 
> further problematized both the epistemic and pragmatic application of 
> the nature/culture divide, raising questions about the methodological 
> intervention of various disciplinary fields.
> Along with the prolific visual culture developed with the Anthropocene 
> hypothesis — including a large number of infographics, maps and visual 
> documentation of planetary transformations — the present 
> socio-ecological changes equally require practices of listening and 
> aural documentation that register the transformations in the acoustic 
> landscapes of cities and natural environments. These practices of 
> listening and aural documentation might further the capacity of 
> registering the transient space that the Anthropocene occupies in the 
> material domain, while opening up a space for an extended sensibility 
> that accounts for transformations across scales, from the molecular to 
> the societal and the planetary. This space of potential proposed by 
> the Sonic Anthropocene brings forward new possibilities for involving 
> aural documentation tools in environmental affairs, while holding on 
> to the critiques addressed to previous ecological debates initiated in 
> the sonic field, such as is the case of the acoustic ecology movement.
> The Sonic Anthropocene attempts to devise critical and practical 
> methodologies that place renewed attention in the registration of how 
> a location’s soundscape shapes the possibilities for listening and 
> sounding of situated people and other living entities, having into 
> account the transformations of the surrounding environment, and the 
> crescent pressure of exponentially industrialized societies and 
> gentrified urban landscapes. From the hums and sonic bursts of deep 
> sea drilling to the prospect of silent springs to come, by way of the 
> trolley rattling and engineered-for-authenticity sonic ambiances of 
> the tourist city, listening to Anthropocene topologies invites for new 
> reflections on scale, presence, permanence, agency and the experience 
> underlyed by the present political moment.
> This special issue of /Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia/ 
> <http://cadernosaa.revues.org/>//seeks to make a contribution to these 
> reflections by placing sound at the center of an interdisciplinary 
> conversation about the economic, social, cultural, political and 
> ecological processes that underlie the current planetary 
> transformations.
> We would like to encourage scholars, artists and practitioners from a 
> diverse range of disciplines to submit proposals for articles, sonic 
> essays or mixed media contributions that may address topics that are 
> related, but not limited to:____
> ●Sonic ecoactivism and the ecological crisis____
> ●Biopolitics of natural soundscapes____
> ●The sustainability of sonic urban ambiances____
> ●Sonic ecosystems and the ecological dimension of sound and music____
> ●Alternative sonic forms of solidarity and being-together in times of 
> uncertain futures____
> ●Sound art and Environmental Fictions____
> ●Sounding the environment across scales____
> ●Environmental spectralities and nonhuman audition____
> ●Sonic responses to the COVID-19 pandemic____
> ●Soundscape as site of negotiation and controversy____
> __ __
> The contributions may be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, or 
> Spanish. We would also like to encourage proposals comprising sonic 
> and/or visual forms as well as mixed media. Please check the journal’s 
> Section Policies <https://journals.openedition.org/cadernosaa/816>. ____
> Authors should subsequently submit _full articles_ of approximately 
> 6000–7000 words (inclusive of references and endnotes) by _July 31, 
> 2020_.  All contributions should be submitted online and follow the 
> rules for submission indicated on the journal’s website 
> (http://cadernosaa.revues.org/). Prospective contributors with 
> questions regarding the potential suitability of topics, editorial 
> expectations, or any other questions with regard to this special issue 
> are invited to contact the Guest Editors directly by email to 
> isanchez at fcsh.unl.pt
> <mailto:isanchez at fcsh.unl.pt>

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