Talk & Performance
Through language and music, sound is at the heart of Europe’s diverse identity, in which socio-economic exchanges have constantly fostered new forms of expression. Comparing the influence of immigration on popular music in Paris and London is one way of seeing this; deepening the notion of linguistic exchange through sound poetry is another one.


  • Caroline Bergvall, Writer and Sound Artist; Visiting Professor at King’s College London; first recipient of the Bernard Heidsieck-Centre Pompidou Literary Prize
  • Martin Evans, Professor of European History, University of Sussex; Co-curator of the forthcoming exhibition Paris-London Music Migrations in Paris
  • Babak Goodarzi, Filmmaker; Director of music videos for Asian Dub Foundation

Chaired by Eric de Visscher, Visiting Professor at the V&A Research Institute