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Climates of Listening: Amplifying Pacific Experiences of Environmental Crisis

Descripción del proyecto

Los isleños del Pacífico cuentan sus experiencias con el cambio medioambiental

En las islas del Pacífico, los efectos del cambio climático, como el aumento del nivel del mar y la mayor cantidad de catástrofes naturales, están empeorando los efectos medioambientales ya existentes de la extracción de recursos como la minería y la sobrepesca, y las secuelas de los ensayos nucleares. Estos efectos combinados son extremadamente peligrosos para los hogares y los medios de vida de los isleños del Pacífico. El proyecto CoL, financiado con fondos europeos, amplificará las experiencias cotidianas de los isleños del Pacífico que conviven con estos cambios. En concreto, se centrará en testimonios, poesías, sonidos e historias, ya que estos son medios populares en las culturas del Pacífico para conectarse con los conocimientos y experiencias del mundo, así como compartirlos y comunicarlos. El proyecto desarrollará una «geografía sónica» interdisciplinar para mejorar la comprensión de las formas holísticas y dinámicas en que se concibe y se aborda la crisis medioambiental.

Objetivo

"Climates of Listening: Amplifying Pacific Experiences of Environmental Crisis (CoL) is the first practice-led research project to use sound and listening as a framework for expanding understandings of Indigenous Pacific human-environmental relations in the face of rapid ecosystemic transformation. Sonic practices such as storytelling, poetry, singing, music and listening are widely used in Pacific cultures to connect to, make sense of, and communicate knowledge about, the world. Drawing on these practices, this project innovates an interdisciplinary ""sonic geography"" to help scholars and advocates better conceive of the holistic, multifarious and hyperlocalised ways that environmental crisis is felt and attended to. In doing so, it expands existing literature beyond narratives of ""vulnerability"" and ""resilience"", and problematises the politics of representation and translation of Indigenous Pacific experiences into Western ideas and knowledges.
CoL deploys ethnographic material from five frontline Pacific Island sites as a foundation for understanding and communicating Pacific Indigenous-environmental relations through written and artistic forms, including a research monograph, workshops, original sound art pieces and a research exhibition. Based at the world leading Centre for the GeoHumanities (RHUL) in the Department of Geography, the Fellow will be supported in a rich research environment. The Fellow's time at the CGH will not only enhance their trajectory as a research leader in their discipline of Geography, but will also advance their transferable research skills and build their Geography teaching profile. Through a comprehensive suite of research, dissemination and career training activities, this MSCA will greatly increase the Fellow's capacity to secure a permanent academic post in the UK or Europe."

Coordinador

ROYAL HOLLOWAY AND BEDFORD NEW COLLEGE
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 224 933,76
Dirección
EGHAM HILL UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
TW20 0EX Egham
Reino Unido

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Región
South East (England) Surrey, East and West Sussex West Surrey
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 224 933,76