On the Endless Infrastructural Reach of a Phoneme

is an essay for the Transmedial Journal, in which I discuss “how the trivial and the familiar can be weaponized in order to trigger emotions, evoke dialects, and ultimately decide upon the course of lives.”

Weaponizing Quietness: Sound Bombs and the Racialization of Noise

is a paper discussing the role of design and material practices on the weaponization of quietness through the deployment of sound bombs by the Military Police of São Paulo, Brazil. Published by the Design & Culture Journal in June 2019.

Dealing with Disaster: Notes towards a decolonizing, aesthetico-relational sound art

is a forthcoming chapter for the Bloomsbury Handbook of Sound Art, edited by Sanne Krogh Groth and Holger Schulze. In it I discuss possibilities for sound art thinking through and together with Édouard Glissant and Gloria Anzaldúa.

Affective Infrastructures: A Tableau, Altar, Scene, Diorama, or Archipelago

is a conversation with Marija Bozinovska Jones, Lou Cornum, Daphne Dragona, Maya Indira Ganesh, Tung-Hui Hu, Fernanda Monteiro, Nadège, Pedro Oliveira, and Femke Snelting. Published in the online journal of the Transmediale 2019 in the context of the Study Circle “Affective Infrastructures.”

The earview as a border epistemology: an analytical and pedagogical proposition for Design

is a forthcoming chapter for the Bloomsbury Handbook of Sonic Methodologies, edited by Michael Bull and Marcel Cobussen. It discusses the methodological aspects of fusing design and sound studies I used in my PhD dissertation. 

Against Consonance: The Power of Sound Patterns in Recent Brazilian Uprisings

is an analysis of the soundscapes of protest from June 2013 to the occupation of schools in São Paulo in 2015–16. Published in PROTEST. The Aesthetics of Resistance (2018). Zürich, Lars Müller Publishers.

Forbidden Music, Forbidden Jukeboxes: Listening Anxieties and Violence in Rio de Janeiro

is a lecture presented at the CTM Festival (Berlin) 2018. An interrogation of one of the many articulations of racialized sonic violence in Brazil, more specifically what I call “listening anxieties” perpetrated by the Military Police of Rio de Janeiro. Conducting this narrative is a Jukebox, which dwells on the fringes of legality, illegality, and a third state of “imposed” illegality by the Police, articulated via the listening practices it affords. Publication forthcoming.

Other Academic Writing

compilation of design-related publications, mostly written during the completion of my PhD between 2013–2017.