What do we notice acoustically when we move to another country, a new city, an unfamiliar apartment? What sounds accompany us where we live? And how do sounds influence our familiarity with a place? Ears on the move is a cultural participation project for people from different countries of origin. The contributors create audio collages and radio reports on typical listening environments and special sound experiences in their former or current homes.

After the project has already been carried out in five different cantons since 2017, a new project phase will start in Basel in the fall of 2023. A total of three project groups will develop the content for a listening exhibition that will be shown at the Museum der Kulturen Basel from February to April 2024.

Project management: Jacqueline Beck

Period: 2023 – 2024


Project group «Hyper-Listening»

The focus of this group was on an artistic-associative immersion in places and their soundscapes.

Direction: Budhaditya Chattopadhyay and Marina Thöni
Participants: Firaol Gadisa, Lina Hrabar, Ileana Kapic, Ganna Kryzhanovska, Olha Kutsan, Yaroslav Kutsan, Olena Kyselova, Iryna Petelska, Maria Luisa Pizzighella, Oleksandra Ulianchyk

Project Group «Biographies»

Here the focus was on telling life stories and experiences through sounds.

Direction: Anna Fierz and Christian Hilzinger
Participants: Marharyta Biletska, Kateryna Dziadok, Iryna Nefodova, Suet Lin Ngai, Danait Teklehaimanot, Lusine Saakian, Sahar Sadrafshari

Project Group «Cultural Institutions & Diversity»

In the module «Cultural Mediation» at the FHNW School of Education, students reflected on their personal experiences of belonging and exclusion.

Direction: Sascha Willenbacher
Participants: Timon Abt, Julie Bäbler, Soraya Blumer, Vera Brügger, Céline Cueni, Jan Flückiger, Magalie Leonhardt, Niklas Malluschke, Salome Moser, Gioia Maria Nessi, Volker Schnarrenberger, Simon Schneider, Désirée Sebele, Deborah Senn, Laura Maria Tognina, Cornelia Wartenweiler

Previous project periods

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The 2023/24 project implementation in Basel-Stadt is supported by

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