Doing Feminism in the Pandemic – Listening in Place: Activating Listening through Housing and Shelter

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Public Discussion + Performance
May 7, 2020
Time: 4:00pm Eastern Standard Time


As part of Doing Feminism in the Pandemic, we are excited to announce the first in a series of online conversations and events taking place throughout this spring and summer. Helena Krobath (MA in Media Studies) will lead an informal workshop on listening and housing rights.

Helena writes: “I volunteer with the Vancouver Tenants Union, live in a city with extreme housing injustice, and am a renter — so housing is almost always on my mind. I’m also a sound artist and researcher who studies physical, social, and imaginative spaces through listening methods. This workshop will bring these two perspectives together, exploring how focusing on housing shapes my ways of listening to the world. In turn, different listening techniques allow me to experience new insights and observations.”

Helena will share how and what she has been listening to during the pandemic, and the observations she has made from a housing framework. We will discuss these observations, and how they lead to understandings of housing and shelter in the current moment.