What stories about the city can be revealed when our attention shifts from the central to peripheral, visual to sonic, from the extra- to infra-ordinary?

Inspired by Italo Calvino's Invisible Cities, Inaudible Cities explores the suburbs of Stockholm in order to create a series of short stories describing diverse facets of the city life from the perspective of its peripheries. As aesthetic and critical modes of engaging with the place I prioritize listening and creative field recording. Thus, the interest in urban peripheries is followed by an interest in peripheral sonic situations in which mundane elements of natural and cultural realms, infrastructures, and debris become leading actors. As a structuring method I use the Stockholm subway map and visit all thirteen end stations.

The project was premiered on July 13, 2019 in Oxford at the event organized by Sound Diaries, a research project investigating sounds of everyday life hosted at Oxford Brookes University. The project is to be developed sucessively over 2019 and can be followed on para-archives.net










photo by Richard Bentley