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Institute of Advanced Studies to host sell-out virtual events as part of Sound and Water Themes

The Institute of Advanced Studies will be welcoming Fellows to the University virtually next week, as part of two events celebrating this year’s Themes, Sound and Water.

As part of the Water Theme, Dr Rachel Murray will host the Institution’s first Virtual Reading Group, The Linearization of Landscapes: Patterns of Water, Terrain, and Life on Thursday 18 June.

In this interactive session, Radar commissioned artist Sonia Levy and Dr Heather Swanson from Aarhus University will share some of the inspirations for their collaborative project on landscape modification and introduced species.

Furthermore, they will open a conversation about industrial development, landscape change, the remaking of rivers and feminist theory.

This event will take place from 2pm-3.30pm and those who are interested can book online here, from which they will also receive the texts to be discussed.

The second event is the third, and final, Sound Summit taking place on Tuesday 16 June.

Are you listening? Acoustic environments and the politics of sound, noise and silence, will explore the importance of sound and sound art to human interactions with, and understandings of, the environment.

IAS Visiting Fellows Professor Salomé Voegelin (University of the Arts London), Professor John Levack Drever (Goldsmiths), Dr Leah Barclay (USC Sunshine Coast) and Dr Ricciarda Belgiojoso (Università Milano Bicocca), will take part in the webinar, chaired by Dr Allan Watson (Loughborough University) and Dr Johanna Hällsten (London Metropolitan University).

This event is now sold out, but a recording of this and the Virtual Reading Group will be available to watch afterwards on the IAS website, alongside further information on the other two Sound Summits which took place in April and October.

Director of the IAS, Professor Marsha Meskimmon commented: “We have been overwhelmed by the interest these two events have generated both within and outside the University, and are excited by the possibilities they open for the IAS to support international research collaborations and dialogue in new and dynamic ways in future.”

Find out more about the Institute of Advanced Studies here.