Tag: research

May 8, 2021 / Audio

Picture it: You meet someone new who introduces themselves to you. You proceed to start a conversation, but this person’s voice sounds exactly like that of a childhood friend. In that moment, although you’re supposed to be listening to the conversation, you’re also thinking back to those days and that person. You’re there but you’re somewhere else. Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is very interested in the “somewhere else” that sound can take us to. As an artist, researcher, writer and theorist, Budhaditya’s work revolves around lived experiences as well as contemplation through listening.
In today’s podcast I get to ask him about his life, work, and the kinds of sounds that most fascinate him, particularly during a pandemic when people are moving less and perhaps noticing one another more. Along the way we do something I love to do… remember music and films.

June 27, 2011 / Audio

The way people talk and think about poverty has a major influence in how it is addressed in society. The problem is that there is a limited amount of research regarding perceptions of poverty in different parts of the world and throughout history. Armando Barrientos, Professor and Research Director at the Brooks World Poverty Institute (Manchester),  has extensive experience with research and policy related to perception of poverty. He joins me on this podcast to talk about what trends can be identified and even a bit of possible good news when it comes to global poverty.

June 21, 2011 / Text

How do we explain poverty to ourselves or to others? When conversations in our communities start about those who live in poverty, how do those conversations sound? Perception of poverty is what it is known as in the academic world and there have been a…