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Supercast

ASSEMBLE PAPERS x RMIT DESIGN HUB 

Design Hub is thrilled to announce Supercast, a new podcast series developed in collaboration with Assemble Papers. 

Supercast explores a sensory, embodied experience of the built and unbuilt environment. Sight is the most privileged sense when we think of cities and landscapes – but how do we listen and embody these spaces? How does architecture feel, how does it impact our bodies? Who is it designed for and who isn’t there? What does Antarctica, or Melbourne, sound like? How do you design for sound: from concert halls to the local pub? Does silence exist?

Supercast presents no demagogues, no singular voice of authority, but rather, a chorus and cacophony of sounds: a collective and intimate portrait of the contemporary world we inhabit.

In the first season of Supercast the Assemble Papers team visits Design Hub’s recent exhibition Super Fieldusing it to explore what it means to listen. Super Field invited audiences to experience some of the earth’s most remote locations though a uniquely immersive exhibition of sound and vision. Curated by sound artist Philip Samartzis and audiovisual artist Madelynne Cornish on behalf of the Bogong Centre for Sound Culture and conceived in collaboration with Design Hub, the exhibition brought together 19 artists over four programs, taking you on a journey to the Australian Alps, the Kimberley, Antarctica and the Arctic, and beyond.

Supercast music is composed by After Midnight Limonata, and supplied by the Houses in Motion label.

Hosted by Eugenia Lim, Jana Perkovic and Bec Fary. Produced by Bec Fary.

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Supercast is produced in Melbourne, Australia, also known as Naarm, the land of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the traditional custodians of the lands across Australia where this podcast was recorded. We pay respect to their Elders past and present, and recognise Australian Aboriginal culture as one of the world’s oldest storytelling traditions.