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"How might an oral history performance event facilitate listening for social change?"

The Acts of Listening Lab (ALLab) is a hub for research-creation on the transformative power of listening in the context of oral history performance. It brings together artists-researchers, communities, and activists from across disciplines and cultures interested in exploring alternative and creative ways of making life stories matter in the public sphere. 

By using a range of sound, video, translation, and playback technologies, listening events are prepared and documented. Using focused groups discussions and other methodologies, reflection on listening is encouraged, documented and analyzed.

Upcoming events

Truth Commission of Colombia

The Quebec Working Group (Nodo Quebec) supports the work of the Truth Commission of Colombia in Quebec and Canada.

Visiting Artists-Researchers

As part of Concordia University, each year ALLab welcomes a number of academic visitors from around the world. "Academic visitor" refers to an individual who is not a registered Concordia student or postdoctoral fellow or who does not hold an academic or research appointment covered by the provisions of a collective agreement.

Potential graduate applicants

At The Acts of Listening Lab (ALLab) we work and collaborate with students in research-creation based graduate programs at Concordia University.

ALLab blog entries

Contact the 
Acts of Listening Lab

514-848-2424, ext. 5465

General inquiries

Visit the Lab

J.W. McConnell (LB) Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 
Montreal, QC
H3G IM8 

Mailing address

Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling and Acts of Listening Lab
Concordia University
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W. 
Montreal, QC
H3G 1M8

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