Abstract: What does it mean to listen to environmental crisis, both in terms of how we relate to the environments being affected and the people who live with them? In this talk we will think about the ethics and responsibilities of listening in environments that are impacted by ongoing colonisation and the intersecting detriments of climate change.
Bridging sound studies and geography, I will speak about my practice of sonic ethnography specifically focused on a Pacific context. Drawing on methods of gathering field recordings and oral testimonies I will talk about the importance of situating oneself in connection to both communities and to land; moving away from narratives of trauma and deficit; research protocols and respectful research; approaching environments and communities through understandings of relationality and interdependencies; and learning how to give thanks and leave.
Kanngieser A 2021 Listening to crisis: attending to relations between people and environments. Auraldiversities II Lecture Series, SoundFjord, Goldsmiths University, University of Sussex, UK. 11 February. [Online]