Listening Session

• Thu 24 11 2022 / 7:30 pm •
Learning to Listen with Fatima Khan


Every last Thursday of each month, the ADKDW invites you to a joint listening session at the Kompakt Record Store of the legendary Cologne label for electronic music. In each session, an invited guest will play selected songs, song fragments, or instrumentals and discusses them from a personal, music-historical, and/or political point of view.

Fatima Khan, born in 1987 in Bhola/Bangladesh and raised in Cologne, is an artist, curator, author and moderator. She studied Ancient Languages and Cultures - Classical Literature and German Studies at the University of Cologne. She was the initiator and co-founder of q[lit]*clgn, the first feminist literature festival in Germany. She is currently studying Media Arts/Literary Writing in the postgraduate diploma program at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. On Instagram, she posts a visual diary of banal everyday situations under @fatum.khan.

Learning to Listen series
In radio broadcasts, podcasts and live events, Learning to Listen deals with forms of listening and non-listening - and the knowledge that can be drawn from them. The main aim of Learning to Listen is to initiate didactic processes intended to help us understand why certain sounds, songs, and narratives are heard and others are not, and to interweave auditory events with anti/de-colonial education. Together we will reflect on our internalized ways of thinking, of learning to listen and to un-learn.

24 11 2022 / 19:30
Kompakt Record Store, Werderstr. 15 - 19, 50672 Cologne, Germany
In German and English language
Admission free of charge

A cooperation of Academy of the Arts of the World (ADKDW) and Kompakt.