Sonic Rebellions II

4th & 5th June 2024
Edward Street 309

Sonic Rebellions is a network of artists, academics, and activists exploring the relationship between sound and social justice. Established in 2022, the first edited collection is soon to be published under Routledge, featuring chapters on soundwalks and gentrification, social media and feminism, policing and rap music, and much more.

In June 2024 the University of Brighton and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will host symposiums for a new cohort of sonic rebels. Proposals for papers and presentations are open until Friday 5th April 09:00 using the following link:

Proposals are welcome on any aspect of sound and social justice from a range of research disciplines. Themes may include, but are not limited to:

  • ​Sonic methods and resistance in warfare
  • ​Music and its political implications
  • ​Rap music beyond the archive
  • ​Decoloniality and acoustic equality
  • ​Abolitionism and the policing of sound
  • ​Popular music, gender and knowledge

The project encourages presentations that deviate from or innovate traditional conference styles, particularly those that incorporate an interactive or audio element (within the scope of a standard AV set up). The invitation especially extends to PhD students, early-career researchers, and practitioners.

Plans are being developed for a second publication to follow the events.

The symposium at the University of Brighton is supported by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE), and the symposium at The London School of Economics is supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).


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