Sounding the Monsoon

University of Pretoria


‘Sounding the Monsoon’ brings together scientific understandings of climate change with everyday experience through creative strategies that explore changing human-ecological-monsoonal relations in the Indian Ocean region. Through digital modes of collaboration, we will be testing the potential of dialogues between sound, music, photography, film and climate mapping to explore how the monsoon is changing, and how human and non-human lives are changing with it. The geographic focus of this SSRC Transregional Collaboratory on the Indian Ocean Planning Grant project is on Ilha de Moçambique, the culturally and ecologically important island in the Nampula Province of Mozambique.

Research Team

Principal Investigators

Jonathan Cane

Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Humanities, University of Pretoria

Euclides Gonçalves

Director and Researcher, Kaleidoscopio

Lindsay Bremner

Professor of Architecture, University of Westminster


Rufus Maculuve

Co-founder; Executive Director, Kaleidoscopio; Music Crossroads

Samid Suliman

Lecturer in Migration and Security, School of Humanities, Languages and Social Science at Griffith University

Kaya Barry

University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University

Ben Pollock

Co-founder, 4D Island CIC

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