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Sound, Power and Culture

November 2022

Building on our recent Conversations on Sound and Power feature organized with Sonic Insurgency Research Group (SIRG), we are pleased to announce “Sound, Power and Culture,” a winter study group on sound and power organized by SIRG member Josh Rios.

“Sound, Power and Culture” is an autonomous 4-week reading and discussion group that examines the relationship between sound, power, and culture through readings, informed conversations, and resource explorations. As with the first two editions, “Sound, Power and Culture” covers a very selective slice of specific readings, resources, and discussion that put Sound Studies in relation to colonial histories and various power dynamics. Social practices, cultures, and artists who have been historically marginalized within a Western framework will be centered.

Dates: Saturdays, January 07, 14, 21, 28
Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM CST
Participant Limit: 20-25
Pricing: sliding scale $10-40+
Please see the REGISTRATION FORM for more information.


Josh Rios is a founding member of Sonic Insurgency Research Group and faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he teaches courses in social theory and research-based practice. As a media artist, writer, and educator his projects deal with the histories, presents, and futurities of Latinx and Chicanx subjects and transnational resistance to globalization and neocolonialism.

“Sound, Power and Culture” has been organized with support from MARCH and GLASS (Great Lakes Association of Sound Studies).