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Openlab: The Witness

CAN CONSCIOUS LISTENING SPARK RADICAL CHANGE?

Acoustic ecology. Anthropology. Multispecies research. Soundscape studies. Spirituality. Climate change. Cooperation. Eco-grief. Listening as activism. Taking turns with the earth. Wisdom keepers.

Around the world, transdisciplinary groups of artists, scientists, and activists in collaboration with their local communities, are listening to our imperiled planet’s messages around potential collapse — or hope for rehabilitation. Their research, which incorporates audio, video, text, and other creative platforms, implores us to witness what may disappear forever, as well as build, with great urgency, new networks of caregiving for the earth. SONIC MATTER_openlab: The Witness shares this research through an interactive global map that highlights the relationship between humans and our non-human kin.

To explore the map, close the text box and click on the dots, select the grid view in the lower left to filter by location, research theme, and other areas, or contribute sound research

Note: This map will evolve to include South America, North America and Europe (2021), Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia (2022), and East Asia, Central Asia, Middle East and North Africa (2023).

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