Symposium / The Cold War Continuum

Symposium / The Cold War Continuum

The Role of Sound Systems in the Vibrational Delusions of Sonic Warfare

– 20 March 2021, 12 pm – 8.30 pm (live stream) –

A symposium designed and moderated by Jessica Edwards (UK/GER)


Prof. Louis Chude-Sokei (USA)
Director of Boston University’s African-American Studies Program, author of The Sound of Culture: Diaspora and Black Technopoetics (Wesleyan University Press, 2016), and Editor-in-Chief of The Black Scholar.

Sarah Farina (GER) and Dr. Kerstin Meißner (GER)
Founders of Transmission – audio and visual project for the political and historic relevance of international sound, club and rave culture.

Dr. Steve Goodman (UK)
Known as Kode9, founder of Hyperdub label and author of Sonic Warfare: Sound, Affect, and the Ecology of Fear (MIT Press, 2010).

Nik Nowak (GER)

Artist and creator of the mobile sound system sculptures Panzer (2011) and The Mantis (2019). SOUND(ING) SYSTEMS has been conceived and curated under the artistic direction of Nik Nowak.

Sebastien Carayol (FR)
Journalist and Curator of the exhibition Jamaica Jamaica! (Philharmonie de Paris, National Gallery of Jamaica)

Martin Kowalski (GER), author and philosopher, in conversation with Dr. Bodo Mrozek (GER) Research Associate of the Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg | Berlin Center for Cold War Studies and Prof. Helmut Müller-Enbergs (GER) who is Professor at the center for cold war studies at the institute for history at Syddansk university in Denmark, political scientist and expert on secret services and german history.