BOOK RELEASE AND PERFORMANCE:
by Learning Site
When: Friday, February 24, 2012, 16:00-19:00
Where: Trampolinhuset, Skyttegade 3, 2200 København N
Details: FREE and open to the public. Learning Site will introduce their book and answer questions. Karin Gudbrand will perform material related to the book.
ABOUT THE BOOK AND AUTHORS: Audible Dwelling examines the relation of speech to place and architecture to political and cultural landscape. Audible Dwelling is a mobile dwelling and a stereo loudspeaker system. This publication is a record of the research that inspired the Audible Dwelling project. This volume contains observations on the research by Learning Site and specially commissioned essays by Katarina Bonnevier, on the design work of Eileen Gray, and Justin Stapleton, on the history of transmission line speakers. This publication also contains full details of the first use of Audible Dwelling 1.0 in Columbus, Ohio, USA. The themes covered in this publication include: the history and politics of speaking houses, the autocity as aesthetic and political landscape, the relationship of revolutions to renovation, and the gender and political opinions of furniture.
Learning Site (Rikke Luther and Cecilia Wendt) was formed in 2004. Learning Site is a platform for exchange and dialogue between people from different disciplines, practices and backgrounds who have a common interest in learning. Learning Site projects learn from, and respond to, the dynamics of local cultures, environments, resources and economies.
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE: Opera singer Karin Gudbrand will perform the cantata that opened the Second International Conference of Socialist Women, August 1910, at the former Peoplesʼ House, located at Jagtvej 69. The conference became famous primarily for its resolution to introduce an International Womenʼs Day, which later led to womenʼs right to vote.
Published by Half Letter Press [Chicago/Copenhagen/Philadelphia] ISBN: 978-87-92065-06-3 Copies will be available for purchase at the event as well as at: www.halfletterpress.com