Delhi Listening Group works in the context of a very fast changing urban environment in which the city plan is profoundly disconnected from the lived city. We propose listening as an alternative to the map and the plan as way of producing knowledge of the everyday city and exploring shifting sonic mores that are reconfiguring the borders between sound and noise. Listening is the work we do to re-earmagine the city and to generate dialogue between diverse ways of listening.
What you will find here includes a bit about us and our practices and an introduction to a few of our projects from the past couple of years. We work across a mixture of languages, whilst we will be working hard to translate as much as possible, you will always find a mixture of hindustani and english here.
Delhi Listening Group invite you to Land is not a Home: 10 years of Sawda Ghevra
The exhibition will be open 12-6pm with a listening tour of Sawda Ghevra at 2pm followed by tea and refreshements.
Built brick by brick from an empty piece of land over the last 10 years, Sawda Ghevra is a thriving resettlement made by residents displaced from different parts of the city after their previous homes were reduced to rubble in New Delhi's pre Commonwealth Games 'demolition drive'. From improvised tents, to bamboo structures, to brick huts and eventually finished houses; Sawda Ghevra's inhabitants have, over the course of a decade, re-built livelihoods and made homes on their tiny allocations of land.
Delhi Listening Group, with the support of Ankur, are commemorating 10 years at Sawda by reflecting on the journey so far through sounds and other objects that have travelled with the people of Sawda, as well as the sounds and places left behind.
In the preceeding week Delhi Listening Group’s ‘Listeners at Work’ will be tracing a route across the city from the Nangla Maachi demolition site out to Sawda Ghevra starting on Monday morning and concluding on Saturday afternoon with the exhibition opening and a listening tour
Event updates at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1139050549468590/
Land is not a House: 10 years of Sawda Ghevra
Opening event, this Saturday, April 2nd.
Sawda Ghevra Talkies, D159 Sawda Ghevra Colony
Opening hours on Saturday will be 12-6pm
2pm : A listening tour of Sawda Ghevra
4pm: Tea and refreshements.