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Son[i]a #397

Sasha Engelmann and Sophie Dyer during a workshop with the RWM Working Group

Sophie Dyer and Sasha Engelmann during an Open-weather workshop

Researcher-designer Sophie Dyer and creative geographer Sasha Engelmann co-lead Open-weather, a collaborative project that revolves around imaging and imagining the Earth and its weather systems through experiments in amateur radio, open data and feminist tactics of sensing and séance. 

Operating within a rich and diverse ecology of practices at the intersection of DIY technology, pedagogy and art, open-weather encompasses artworks, workshops and how-to guides, in which feminist principles are as important as the technicalities of antennas, software and laptops. The duo’s feminist approach to sensing and reading satellite imagery challenges  dominant representations of Earth and the environment, bringing the body into play and complicating ideas of the weather beyond the meteorological.

In this two-voice podcast, speculative storytelling weaves through glitchy weather satellite transmissions in a dialogue tinged with the feminist meta-practices that run deep beneath Sophie and Sasha’s collective operations. Together, they talk about NOAA satellites, about building alliances and about weather literacy, occasionally interviewing each other as friends and guiding us through the generous network of feminist thinkers that informs their practice.

This podcast is part of New Perspectives for Action. A project by Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the European Union. Coproduced by Sonic Acts.

Conversation: Albert Tarrats and Anna Ramos. Script and sound production: Albert Tarrats. Voice over: Javiera Cadiz. Sounds from WDR recordings. Photo: Gemma Planell.

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Deed | Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International

Son[i]a Climate change DIWO DIY feminism radio Re-Imagine Europe Sasha Engelmann satellite Sonic Acts Sophie Dyer weather
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