Tape Letters- Audio Messages on Tape

öffentlicher Vortrag von Wajid Yaseen

2. Juni 2022

HS 1 11:00-12:30 Uhr

Tape Letters - audio messages on tape

Tape Letters is an oral history project shining a light on the use of audio cassette tapes as an unorthodox form of long-distance communication by families who migrated from Pakistan to England between the 1960s-1980s. The project seeks to unearth, archive and re/present a portrait of this method of communication, as practised mainly by Pothwari-speaking members of the British-Pakistani community, commenting on their experiences of migration and identity, commenting on the use of cassette tape technology, and commenting on the language used in the recordings.


Wajid Yaseen is the founder of the Tape Letters project, and the director of Modus Arts, a London-based arts organisation specialising in Sonic Arts. This talk provides an insight into the methodologies and approaches applied in uncovering the oral histories on the project, and draws directly both from first-hand interviews and from the informal and intimate conversations on the cassettes themselves.


Datum: 02.06.2022, 11:00-12:30

Ort: Hörsaal 1, Institut für Bildungswissenschaft

Anmeldung: faime.alpagu@univie.ac.at