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Sound In Action will be hosting a panel on topics at the intersection of sound, music, sub-cultures and the urban-space crisis. This includes questions as: How does sound reflect and define a social environment, and how does it both promote and restrain the encounter of bodies? How political is the sound of a music scene?

Sound In Action is an initiative that aims to bring to the public realm a demonstration of how music, sound and performance make tangible change to society. Our initiative is an overt form of opposition to the education budget cuts in the Netherlands as well as similar issues in education worldwide. By drawing attention to the knowledge of the humanities in action we are showing how this type of education is discursive and does not need to be justified to exist.


marum - DJ, curator, artist and researcher based in Berlin and founder of mina, a queer/sexual and gender liberation Techno collective from Lisbon currently suffering the consequences of gentrification.

Agnieszka Wolodzko - Researcher at the Centre for Arts in Society at Leiden University and lecturer at AKI Academy of Art and Design, ArtEZ, working within New Materialism and Philosophy of Art, among others.

Jaap Draaisma - Co-founder of Stichting Urban Resort, a non-profit which develops and manages breeding grounds for artists, artisans, freelancers and starters in Amsterdam.

Taufan ter Weel - Architect, artist and researcher with an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of sound art, architecture and socio-spatial research.

Discussion moderated by: Hannah Pezzack, student in the Research Master's in Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam who has worked for VICE, Unseen Amsterdam, Subbacultcha and Latitude Festival, among others.

The panel discussion will be followed by a DJ set by marum.

Free entrance as, but please RSVP by emailing soundinactioninfo[at]gmail[dot]com, and consider making a donation to Sound In Action.

You can have De Weekhap at café DS for a reduced price - 7,5€ - by showing the RSVP email.

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