Sounding Towers on CCA’s Site

Richard Pare, photographer. The Shabolovka Radio Tower, Moscow. 2000. Digital print, 102.2 x 112 cm. CCA Collection. PH2001:0119 © Richard Pare

While I was a Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in June I delivered a public lecture on “Hearing Infrastructure” and wrote a short piece, recently posted to the CCA’s website, on two such sonic infrastructures represented in the CCA’s collection. My post, “Sounding Towers,” discusses Richard Pare’s 2000 photo of Vladimir Shukhov’s Shabolovka Radio Tower and El Lissitzky’s “Lenin at the Podium” — both infrastructures for vocality.

Unknown photographer. Photograph of a drawing of El Lissitzky’s Lenin Tribune. c. 1924. Gelatin silver print, 23.5 x 17.5 cm. CCA Collection. PH1984:0124

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