* Open to UAL students and staff *
Anja Kanngieser a political geographer who works with sound and radio. Anja's background is in performance studies and communication, political geography and DIY and community radio which she has been involved in for the past 15 years. Sound and radio connect to Anja's geographical interests in that she looks at how shifts in economic and political landscapes are translated in the sounds that we hear, how we are affected by them, and how we listen and respond. Anja's work is also concerned with the ways in which sound and communication are shaped by, and shape, our relations to one another, to the architectures and infrastructures around us, to our larger atmospheres and ecologies, and to the forces of power and governance that we experience and intervene in. Through this lens Anja has produced work on themes of voice and space, labour and surveillance and experimental politics whilst also developing sound based methods through which to pose broader political and economic questions.
"For this Visiting Practitioner Lecture I want to focus on my work in DIY radio. DIY radio goes by many names: clandestine radio, pirate radio, free radio and micro radio amongst others. These names are often used interchangeably, but each also brings its own connotations and histories. We adopt the term free radio as a way of recalling the radio practices and theories of the Italian autonomist movement, but the inspiration derived from the connection that we make to this movement can equally be taken from the internet sites of radio enthusiasts, amateur broadcasters and squatters of the airwaves - anyone taking up radio as a way to broadcast their own messages and ideas and to invigorate new connections between those transmitting and those listening."
Open to UAL students and staff, no booking required.
Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication.
For more information about Anja Kanngieser: www.anjakanngieser.com
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CRiSAP & LCC Sound Arts Visiting Practitioners series 2015-16: weekly talks for current BA, MA and PhD students and staff across UAL.