(This document was signed by participants of the CENSE Founding conference, Budapest, December 1, 2018.)
The Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies (CENSE) brings together organizations and individuals who focus on the importance of sound in the context of environmental concerns, socio-cultural development and contemporary art practices.
By means of education, research, art and activism, CENSE seeks to increase the public sensitivity and awareness of listening, with the goal of moving toward a more aware and responsible society, one that is concerned for the implications of our rapidly changing soundscapes.
CENSE includes artists, researchers, scholars, cultural actors, interested individuals, and organizations from throughout Europe. The founding members are based in Beograd (SRB), Bucharest (RO), Budapest (HU), Cluj (RO), Copenhagen (DK), Korčula (CRO), Kraków (PL), Ljubljana (SLO), London (UK), Maribor (SLO), Nitra (SK), Paris (FR), Pécs (HU), Prague (CZ), Rijeka (CRO), Toruń (PL), Ústí nad Labem (CZ), Warsaw (PL), Wrocław (PL), Zagreb (CRO), and Židlochovice (CZ).
CENSE is open to new members who share the same or similar concerns.
CENSE strives to highlight the importance of mutually shared resources, sustainability and a more balanced coexistence among human and non-human agents. Raising awareness about sonic ecologies is a crucial step in the formulation of better solutions for the development of contemporary societies.
CENSE fosters interdisciplinary and cross-border collaboration. It does so by means of events, including annual meetings in various locations, artistic productions and interventions, publications, as well as educational and research activities.
December 1, 2018