Nuove geografie del suono. Spazi e territori nell’epoca postdigitale

The ongoing deep changing processes taking place in the territories and landscapes at the beginning of the 21st century have recently become the object of study by geographers, sociologists, anthropologists and artists, who are interested in examining, through them, a critical vision of the economic and political systems of anthropization and cultural colonization triggered by the dynamics of global capitalism.

This book aims to investigate some of these transformations, framing them in reference to the research perspectives offered by Cultural and Postcolonial studies, starting from the analysis of a series of aesthetic practices related to sound (sound art, soundscape) that arise from experience of emerging geographies in the post-global context. Rural areas, abandoned places, areas on the margins are revealed through listening modalities that reconfigure them as unusual and augmented aesthetic and critical spaces, crossed by sound not only as a tool, but as a method and device of investigation.

Along this articulated path, sound crosses territories, geographies, spaces, landscapes, revealing itself as the fil-rouge of a fragmented, complex, never transparent narration that lets the lines of landscapes in constant transformation emerge. Sound invites us to redefine the sense of the spaces we cross, of the places we inhabit, encouraging us to draw the lines of landscapes built also through our trajectories, thought, memory, articulation and disarticulation of material or ephemeral traces. Within this context, we rediscover the possibility not only of inhabiting places, but also, once again, of imagining and constructing them, of making them complex and echoing environments. Experiencing thought, ultimately, as an infinite resonance. ” (p. 14)

Milan: Meltemi, 196 pages
Italian, ISBN 9788883537158