Oh Hai! We are A Parede, a brazilian design research duo currently living in Berlin. Our research interests fall within decolonial thought, radical pedagogies, gender and sound studies.

Drop us a line for collaborations, requests, ideas and/or general friendliness: hello@a-pare.de

Pedro Oliveira

pedro@a-pare.de

I studied Graphic Design at UNESP Bauru (São Paulo, Brasil) and have an MA in Digital Media from the Hochschule für Künste Bremen. I’ve been interested in and involved with sound studies since my early years in university.

My Ph.D research has the title “Design at the Earview: Decolonizing the Apparatus of Auditory Governance” and in it I explore and articulate the contingent discourses present in the materiality of designed things. I do so by researching specific listening practices and auditory devices that reveal the mechanisms by which design enables, produces, and upholds political violences exercised with and through sound.

In my free time I also disguise my absolute lack of skills for properly playing the guitar under the moniker I Buried Paul.

Say hi at pedro@a-pare.de or follow me on Twitter.