Welcome to “Tomorrow is the Problem,” a new podcast from the Knight Foundation Art + Research Center at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami. Each season, join Dr. Donna Honarpisheh as she explores the hidden meanings behind everyday phenomena in an effort to better understand the most urgent cultural issues of our time.
08: On Listening as an Ethical Practice
For our season finale we offer hot, crunchy, gooey sounds!
We discuss the ethics of sound and how the old lexicons of sound have trained our cognitive biases to hear in racialized, gendered, and classist terms.
07: Jazz as a Critical Way of Life
Improvisation is the shaping force of jazz, but as it shapes jazz it also structures community, and enables resistance.
Today’s episode explores where jazz finds its roots and how far it sends its shoots.
06: Sounds of Miami
A mixtape of Miami unicity, History, future, culture, losses, and rebuildings.
05: Deep Sounds
The somatic experience of sound is inspected from its potential for violence and torture to the transcendence of healing, by way of its actual physical form.
A discussion on the ambiguity of the human relationship with sound through science, technology, and spirituality.
04: Rising Tides
With thousands of years of experience in land stewardship, indigenous communities—more specifically, their everyday relationship with the ocean as a site of knowing—provide a radical alternative to the dominant cultural response to the ongoing climate crisis. For the final episode of our first season, University of Hawai'i professor Candace Fujikane and Native American scholar Dina Gilio-Whitaker explore how some groups are turning to indigenous traditions bound to the sea to help overcome cultural anxieties about sea-level rise and climate change.
03: Transoceanic Relations
Using examples of racial displacement and violence in both the Mediterranean Sea and Florida Straits as points of departure, scholars SA Smythe and Edwige Danticat reveal the ways in which states construct the rhetorical “crisis” of mass migration, a practice rooted in white supremacy and colonial ideologies.
Ideas flow smoothly in this ambitious podcast from the ICA Miami. It's rare to find a topic presented in such depth while maintaining an engaging, clear narrative.
This podcast is wonderful. Super interesting and insightful. I was entertained and feel like I learned things. And I love Donna’s speaking voice!