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Resonant Journeys: A Listening Circle with Yasmine Mattoussi

26 Jun 2024
  • Venue

    Stuart Hall Library

  • Address

    16 John Islip Street, London, SW1P 4JU

  • Date

    Wednesday 26 June 2024

  • 5.30 - 7.30pm

  • Free but booking required!

How can we link sounds with our cultural identities? Where do those links exist?

Join us for an interactive listening circle with Yasmine Mattoussi to explore how memories of sound and music exist through time to challenge and analyse notions of identity, belonging, and collective memory.

As part of the facilitation, participants are requested to contribute publicly accessible music, sounds or speeches that they find integral to their identity prior to the event. Several pieces will be selected to be played out loud within the space. 

Attendees will be given time to write out the feelings that the sounds and music evoke and pair up to discuss topics of memory and belonging with other participants. 

The responses will be made into a visual graphic to develop Yasmine’s research question into how memory and identity can be stored within sound. The section will also seek to explore the following questions:

  • How do you identify within your community through songs?
  • How did this song influence you and your journey to finding your identity?
  • How can sounds be experienced differently?
  • How can some music be misunderstood/ ignored in some capacities, and then celebrated in others? How does this make us reflect on our own identity journeys and concepts of collective memory?

There are 15 spaces available for this event. Please sign up by 21 June 2024 to ensure your space. 


If you have any access requirements, please email us in advance at info@iniva.org and we will do our best to accommodate. 


Yasmine Mattoussi is a researcher and recently graduated with an MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies from SOAS (2023). Her research interests are in North African and West Asian Diasporas, as well as archives of modern Arab art and media. She has been a volunteer at the Stuart Hall Library since March 2023.

Image credit: Photo by Yasmine Mattoussi