The Takeaway is an ongoing project that has been running since April 2020 and takes different forms of listening to urban surroundings, from clandestine eavesdropping to conducting workshops and listening walks. Listening platforms that have been created within the project—a headset, individual and collective listening practices—have the ability to activate listening and enable real-time processing of listening in an urban environment.
The project's title refers to the cognitive meaning of the noun “takeaway” as a piece of information that one can learn from reading or listening, besides its common use for food delivery, which in essence started the entire Takeaway project and formed the main part of the research’s analytical phase. The initial research is accessed here.
The website documents the listening platforms that have taken place at various locations in different cities.