Alifiyah Imani is a researcher and writer in the realm of sound and enquires into our relationship with space, the workings of our cultures and subcultures by positioning herself and others as living protagonists within the communities she documents. She strives to find her own language through ethnographic impressions, a process that started with her Master thesis and that which she hopes to evolve into new forms depending on the context and focus.
Alifiyah is committed to connecting cross-cultural resonances across borders with her interests and activities. While in her hometown Karachi, Pakistan, she has worked independently and in several alternative arts and cultural organizations wearing many hats, in areas of programming, graphic design, exhibition design, development and curation with a specific focus towards her city’s urban and cultural landscape after graduating as a Bachelor of Design in 2010.
In 2017, she moved to Europe and participated in an intensive Erasmus+ mobility program and recently completed a Master of Arts Degree in Media Arts Cultures with her specialization track in sound studies. This area informs much of her current interdisciplinary outlook, writing and creative practice. She presently collaborates with the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest on programming, curatorial research and publications of their residency projects.
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Sound Pedagogy and Sound Based Education(2020)[ARTIST RESIDENCY PROGRAMME 2021]
Sonic Agency of Marine Mammals: Orcas in Captivity (2020) [PUBLICATIONS]