How Public is Public Space? A Field Recording Workshop and Discussion

December 1, 2018

Thursday, December 13
6pm – 8:30pm
Join us for a friendly talk, potluck and a workshop introduction to the topic of field recording and the different ways of perceiving and understanding the freedom of public space and its wider context.
Over a potluck dinner, we will start with a short introduction about various ways of understanding the term “public space,” comparing the situation in NYC with the situation in Europe. We will also discuss different ways of “perceiving” with a focus on conscious listening and methods of field recording. Bring any snacks or home made specialities and share them with the others!
The second part will be devoted to exploring urban sounds, field recording and sound hunting. We will do some sound experiments, and if there is enough time – we will create a sound collage or an improvised composition. If you have a recorder and headphones, please bring them with you.
The talk and the workshop will be lead by Šárka Zahálková, visual artist and curator from the Czech Republic, currently staying in NYC as a Fulbrighter, researching how art can shape a public space and work as a tool for a (social, political etc.) change.
While this is a free event, space is limited.  Please let us know about your attendance via If you have any further questions, please contact Šárka (
6pm–7pm presentation, talk & potluck
7pm–8:30pm field recording workshop