Shared Listening

Shared listening is at the heart of all our practices. We listen to the city, to many people and places; but we also listen to each other as well as in solitude. The Delhi Listening Group 'mehfil' provides each of us a collective space where ideas, processes and texts will be carefully listened to and met generously with thoughtful questions. A polyphony of listening positions in the group helps each of develop a more flexible ear. Social ecologies of listening are in transition. Spaces and practices of shared listening (the cinema, the street, the market, the bus) are vying for space with the apparatus of individual attention economies and emerging mores of containment and control (the earphones, the mall, the metro). Urban subjectivities are shape-shifting in the uneven fabric that global modernity weaves across new and changing city spaces. We seek to create new opportunities for shared listening.