Posted March 20th 2017 at 9:06 am by
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Listening to the City: Call for Session Proposals

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Engagement, Exploration + Intervention through Sound

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.

Please fill out the conference proposal form here. Details on the conference itself will be forthcoming in April. For more information, please contact Allegra Williams at

Conference Details:

May 25 – 26, 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Presented by MIT Community Innovators Lab, LA Listens + the Design Studio for Social Intervention

One response to “Listening to the City: Call for Session Proposals”

  1. Victoria H says:

    This sounds like a wonderful project! Sorry I wasn’t aware of it until after the deadline.
    Please keep me informed – I’d like any updates and especially interested in applying next year. Thanks and all the best!