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Listening to Songlines, Sila & Sonic Agency

Farewell lecture of Ania Mauruschat on Two Years of Research

on Climate Change & Sound, followed by Gratitude Ceremony & Reception

Wednesday, November 29, 15:00 - 17:00 CET at Room 15a.0.13 on Søndre Campus

Københavns Universitet, Karen Blixens Plads 4, 2300 København

Hybrid event (Zoom-link below) & reception with free drinks afterwards. All are welcome!

„Save our Songlines“ activists from WA in Sydney in 03/2023

Since the start of her Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions fellowship, hosted at the Sound Studies Lab of IKK (KU), in September 09/2021 Ania Mauruschat has conducted field research in diverse Australia, Greenland and Denmark: From the Aboriginal initiative Save our Songlines fighting the destruction of more than 45’000 years old, ancient petroglyphs by the mining industry in Western Australia(WA) to the devastating bush fires and the rallies of climate activists like Violet Coco on the Australian East coast; from Kulusuk, the remote home of the frame drummer Anna Kûitse Thastum on the Greenlandic East coast, to the post-colonial realities of Kalaallit Nunaat (Greennland) in contemporary Nuuk and the songs of climate activists in Copenhagen.

Anna Kûitse Thastum & her granddaughter playing the Inuit frame drum, UNESCO cultural heritage since 2021

In her farewell lecture, Ania will present findings of her research project Sounding Crisis from listening for two years to the sound practices of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous activists and artists addressing the human nature relationship in times of climate change. She will discuss, what Sound Studies can contribute to the climate change discourse from a Humanities perspective.

Climate activists with megaphones at rally on Christiansborg Slotsplads in Copenhagen 2021

After the talk there will be a gratitude ceremony and a reception with free drinks.

All are welcome to this public event. No registration needed.

You also can attend this hybrid event online via this Zoom-link:

Meeting-ID: 903 140 3225

Kenncode: iJ9stY

For questions, please write to:


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