Dr Michael Gallagher will host the next MMU Postgraduate Sessions workshop on the topic of Sound in Schools.
THURSDAY 9TH MARCH – 6-8PM
Brooks Building, BR 1.22
How does sound function in schools? In this session we will discuss the politics of noise and quiet in classrooms, how sound creates atmospheres in school spaces, and how it is used to exercise power. We will begin with a short film I made as part of my research, which draws attention to school soundscapes that are often ‘filtered out’ by conventional research methods. We will then discuss what expanded practices listening might do for education and research.