Sound Out (2019)

Workshop in the form of a structured discussion in combination with pedagogical reading, writing and listening practices that enter the discussion as performative group exercises.

Sounding out is a way we learn how to connect the written word to the spoken word. In conversation, sounding out is an action to discover someone’s intentions or opinions. Sound out is a moment to rethink how we pronounce ourselves through our information technologies. In this workshop we reflect on (mis)communication within our everyday technologies. How do we listen to one another in the online space? What are the rhythmic patterns of technology-mediated collaboration? 

The workshop was first designed and realised for the tutors of Social Practice at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam (March 2019) in connection to the «de-colonializing and re-gendering syllabus critique workshop» by Michelle Teran. An iteration of the workshop was presented in the context of the feminist tech event /Eclectic Tech Carnival at Communitism, Athens (October 2019).

Concept – Coordination: Amy Pickles & Viki Zioga