Audio Arcades Project


A Arcades, Magasins de Nouveautés, Sales Clerks
B Fashion
C Ancient Paris, Catacombs, Demolitions, Decline of Paris
D Boredom, Eternal Return
E Haussmannization, Barricade Fighting
F Iron Construction
G Exhibitions, Advertising, Grandville
H The Collector
I The Interior, The Trace
J Baudelaire
K Dream City and Dream House, Dreams of the Future, Anthropological Nihilism, Jung
L Dream House, Museum, Spa
M The Flâneur
N Theory of Knowledge, Theory of Progress
O Prostitution, Gambling
P The Streets of Paris
Q Panorama
R Mirrors
S Painting, Jugendstil, Novelty
T Modes of Lighting
U Saint-Simon, Railroads
V Conspiracies, Compagnonnage
W Fourier
X Marx
Y Photography
Z The Doll, The Automaton
a Social Movement
b Daumier
c .....
d Literary History, Hugo
e .....
f .....
g The Stock Exchange, Economic History
h .....
i Reproduction Technology, Lithography
j .....
k The Commune
l The Seine, The Oldest Paris
m Idleness
n .....
o .....
p Anthropological Materialism, History of Sects
q .....
r École Polytechnique
s .....
t .....
u .....
v .....
w .....
x .....
y .....
z .....


Convolute A:
Read by Eve Richens in Neukölln in November 2020

Convolute B:
Read by Esther Leslie in her Birkbeck office on 24 August 2015

Convolute C:
Read by Sean Bonney in his kitchen in Walthamstow on 14 August 2015

Convolute D:
Read by Melissa Wan in Tallinn in the week beginning 15 August 2022
Part of the convolute was also read by Ayesha Hameed in Barbados in 2016 but the recording was unfortunately lost

Convolute K:
Read by Sebas Alarcon, Ciarán Finlayson, and Oliver Silverman in New York in July 2024

Convolute N:
Read by Jacob Bard-Rosenberg in Marylebone on 23 December 2015

Convolute P:
Read by Isabel Cadenas Cañón at Birzeit University in December 2015

Convolute O:
Read by Hannah Proctor in Glasgow in January 2021

Convolute V:
Read by Christina Chalmers at MayDay Rooms on 15 July 2015

Convolute S:
Read by Ciarán Finlayson and Mimi Howard in New York in June 2023

Convolute W:
Selections read by Avery Gordon in London in January 2022; Juliet Jacques in London in May 2021; M. Ty in California in June 2023.

Convolute Z:
Read by Lucy Duncan in Glasgow in January 2021

Convolute k:
Read by Sharon Kivland in Brizard in November 2020

Convolute l:
Read by Caroline Adler in her flat in Neukölln on 27 April 2021

Convolute m:
Read by Yanik Avila at Kalil Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah 14 December 2015

Convolute p:
Read by Iracema Dulley in Berlin in August 2023

Convolute r:
Read by Francis Haselden in Brizard in January 2021 (photo below taken in the École Normale Supérieure, Paris)

Project producer: Sam Dolbear
Post-production: Tom Morris (D, S, W), Raf Alero (K)
Website build: Jan Gerber

The Arcades Project was published by Harvard University Press in 1999. It was translated by Howard Eiland and Kevin McLaughlin on the basis of the German volume edited by Rolf Tiedemann.

For some theoretical background to the project see 'On the Arcades Audio Project'

If you would like to record a convolute or volunteer in some way to complete this project, please also get in touch.