«Le style en philosophie est tendu vers ces trois pôles, le concept ou de nouvelles manières de penser, le percept ou de nouvelles manières de voir et d’entendre, l’affect ou de nouvelles manières d’éprouver. C’est la trinité philosophique, la philosophie comme opéra: il faut les trois pour faire le mouvement.»
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My name is Ania Mauruschat, I am a German journalist, media art scholar (aesthetics & ecology, theory & culture) and lecturer, focussing on sound and radio art. Since September 2021 until August 2023 I hold the position as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoc Research Fellow at the Sound Studies Lab of the University of Copenhagen. My project Sounding Crisis. Sounds and Energies within Climate Change investigates artistic and activist sound practices of indigenous and non-indigenous artists and activists addressing the human-nature-relationship in times of climate change in Denmark, Greenland and Australia. From June to August 2022 I will be doing archival and field research as well as recordings in Greenland.
The title of my PhD project is „Radiophonics, Noise & Understanding. Towards an Epistemology of Radio Art“. It is located at the English Department of the University of Basel, Switzerland, at the chair of Prof. Dr. Philipp Schweighauser (first reader) in comparative literature. Since January 2018 I am a member of the interdisciplinary doctoral programme Epistemologies of Aesthetic Practices at the Collegium Helveticum, initiated by Prof. em. Dr. Dieter Mersch (second reader) and coordinated by the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste in Zurich, Switzerland.
From April 2019 until July 2021 I was the assistant of the president of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetik. From October 2017 to September 2021 I was elected speaker of the consortium Auditive Culture & Sound Studies of the German Society of Media Studies.
I have been teaching more than twenty seminars and workshops and have given numerous talks as a lecturer at art schools and universities in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France and Denmark. (Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Haute école des Arts du Rhin – Strasbourg, Universität Basel, Universität Wien, Universität Potsdam, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Københavns Universitet).
Trained as an editor and educated in the humanities (German literature, performance studies, American culture studies) and social sciences (journalism, sociology, political sciences) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, I worked from 2002 to 2012 full-time for the Bavarian public broadcasting station Bayerischer Rundfunk as well as for other public radio stations and the press. During that time, I focused in particular on the ramifications of digitization on our environment, in particular on art, literature and sciences. This lead to a special research and work collaboration with the radio drama an media art department of the Bavarian broadcasting station Bayern 2 (BR), amongst others resulting in the 15 part interview series SuchmaschineWissenMacht: Chancen & Risiken der Digitalisierung (2007/08).
From 2012 to 2014 I worked as a scientific assistant, lecturer and project manager at the chair for media aesthetics at the University of Basel (Switzerland). Amongst others I was as project manager responsible for the development and submission of the application for the Sinergia research project Radiophonic Cultures – Sonic environments and archives in hybrid media systems (SNSF funded from 2015 to 2019).
My main fields of research and interest are aesthetics, artistic research, sound and radio studies, environmental humanities, energy studies, sonic ecocriticism, media theory, digital cultures, catastrophes in art and culture, gender and media.
I live in Copenhagen, Denmark, and online.
The easiest way to contact me, is to write to
mail (at) aniamauruschat (dot) de
Please note: My author’s name Ania is spelled with an i. Anja Mauruschat with a j is mynamesake, an artist from Bochum (Germany).
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