The MIT Community Innovators Lab (CoLab), LA Listens, and the Design Studio for Social Intervention seek your submissions for conference session proposals for Listening to the City: Engagement, Exploration + Intervention through Sound. This 2-day convening is intended for activists, artists, residents, researchers, students, teachers, and community practitioners with an interest in sound as a creative mode of inquiry, a tool for democratic engagement, and a means for social change. We welcome submissions for 1 to 3 hour hands-on workshops, performances, individual presentations, panel discussions, installations, field trips, listening parties, or other types of sessions that can demonstrate how sound can can better prepare us to understand, empathize, and engage with the complexities of our urban environments. Alternative sessions requiring more than 3 hours will also be considered. Supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the conference will be held at MIT and various locations throughout Greater Boston.
The deadline for submitting a conference session proposal is Friday, March 31st at midnight (EST). The Review Committee will notify applicants by April 15th regarding their participation status and will work with presenters to structure sessions in ways that best meet the collaborative goals of the conference.
May 25 – 26, 2017
Presented by MIT Community Innovators Lab, LA Listens + the Design Studio for Social Intervention