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A Feminist Geography of Silence.

Alessandra Bari

28 June 2024 19:00–22:00 29 June 2024 13:00–20:00 30 June 2024 12:00–18:00
Embark on a transformative journey exploring geographies of sound, silence, and urban identities. Our purpose is to explore if we could assemble a feminist geography of silence in Berlin, and understand how Berlin can foster inclusivity and justice for all its residents.

Geography is about the human relationship to our environment, both human-built and natural.
Geography of Silence aims to explore the correlation between Berlin and its sounds (and silences).
A perspective on gender offers a way of understanding how the resulting emotions act on citizens with different identities.

Section I - Geographies of Power and Gender in Urban Spaces.
Our cities shape and influence social relationships, power, and inequality. Spaces are built into forms and features we might describe as masculine or feminine, strengthening the idea that gender is a binary opposition. How does the silence shape and influence the city? Does the perception and need for silence follow those gender norms?

Section II - Listening to Silence: Unraveling the Soundscapes of Berlin.
The research project would investigate citizens' experience of Silence in Berlin. I’ll exhibit the result in the form of an installation, visualizing different maps (locations, sounds, emotions, words, activities) derived from the shared experiences. People who will visit the exhibition can also participate and enrich it with their contributions and reflections.

Building a Feminist Geography of Silence in Berlin.
The result of this first intervention will give a solid context for later field research including sound walks and in-depth interviews validating if there is a correlation between urban spaces, silence, and gender dichotomies.


Alessandra Bari

Alessandra Bari is an architect and a service designer, based in Berlin. In 2012 she co-founded Urbanslow, a collective that focuses on investigating and designing urban landscapes, combining intellectual and craft capabilities.

In the last 10 years, she has been involved in several urban experiments and workshops focused on social innovation and public spaces. She collaborated on a micro-publishing project and an illustration series. Urbanslow’s projects have been selected as part of the book Alterarchitectures Manifesto, curated by Undercostruction – Observatory of innovative architectural and urban processes in Europe, and also published on the platform


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