This Noise Matters

This Noise Matters
27th April 2018 Tess Hudak

What is it?

MoH is teaming up with the Old Diorama Arts Centre to host a small workshop on 26 May, between 11am and 3pm. The event has a limited number of free places available. Book here.

What is it all about?

Every sound has a history of its own: from the sound of a drum to the rumbling of heavy traffic. Sometimes those sounds can tell us things our eyes miss. What are the sounds of homelessness? Crowds standing together protesting? politicians making promises on the news? Or is it all too often, the sound of silence?

Noise Matters is a workshop that invites you to think about the past, present, and future of housing and homelessness by paying close attention to the sounds of everyday life. Back in December we held an event where shared our archive and asked why it matters. Now we want to think about noise too.

By walking, talking, thinking, and listening, we will explore a world of sounds together, and try to uncover their origins and we’ll also have a chance to make some noise together.

The event is a chance to make history, literally; you will be invited to donate a sound to the Museum of Homelessness archive.

Where is it?

We’re hosting the event with long time friends and partners the Old Diorama Arts Centre – Regent’s Place, 201 Drummond St, Kings Cross, London NW1 3FE.

Who will you meet

This event is a free workshop where we hope to welcome 10-20 people, we’ll provide lunch on the day and a walking tour is planned as part of the event.

MoH will be working with Paul Tourle. Paul is a UCL PhD candidate specialising in sound, Noise, Cultural Heritage, Everyday Life. He’s previously worked with Shelter from the Storm and Cardboard Citizens.

Inclusion and accessibilty

We will have a dedicated quiet space available as part of the event. .

Old Diorama is accessible to wheelchair users. We are very happy to make our events accessible to all, please don’t hesitate to let us know if you have access requirements.

Data protection

MoH is intending to keep sound recordings from the day to hold as part of our archive and collection and share with Paul as part of his ongoing research into heritage and homelessness. We will ask permission on the day to use materials generated by the session and people can opt out. We will anonymise all contributions and provide participants with a privacy notice explaining more.

To find out more please email

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