Jadwiga Zimpel graduated Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, where she currently works as an assistant professor. She deals with contemporary culture issues, primarily strategies for interpreting urban space.

Deep Listening, Place Sensing and the Sense of Place

The presentation focuses on the practice of deep listening, introduced to the field of acoustic ecology by Pauline Oliveros, and aims to explore its performative as well as therapeutic qualities in relation to the concept of place. Conducting such an endeavour, presentation takes the perspective of topographical philosophy, proposed by Jeff Malpas, according to whom sense of place is a necessary condition of agency. She will try to provide a theoretical framework in which the problem of the relation between listening and place may be formulated and thought through.