Jury

Each year, an online jury reviews the submissions for the Sound Walk September Awards, and collectively builds the shortlist. Then, the Grand Jury takes a deep dive, and picks the winners and honourable mentions. Who’s in the juries? Take a look below.

Grand jury

Anna Luyten

SWS Advisory Board Member SWS Advisory Board Member 2022

Anna Luyten studied at the Unversity of Ghent and the Antwerp University and holds the masters in philosophy, master in applied Literature Science and master in Theatre studies. She is a performative philosopher, writer, teacher, radio- and televisionma...

Annie Mahtani

SWS Advisory Board Member SWS Advisory Board Member 2021 SWS Advisory Board Member 2022

Annie Mahtani is an electroacoustic composer, sound artist and performer working and living in Birmingham (UK). Her output encompasses electronic music composition from acousmatic music to free improvisation. Her work often explores the inherent sonic ...

Hamish Sewell

SWS Advisory Board Member SWS Advisory Board Member 2020 SWS Advisory Board Member 2021 SWS Advisory Board Member 2022

Hamish Sewell is the founder and primary audio producer with the geo locative platform Soundtrails. He has an extensive background in documentary radio and oral history and his works have won him international recognition and awards. For the last six y...

John Levack Drever

SWS Advisory Board Member SWS Advisory Board Member 2021 SWS Advisory Board Member 2022

Operating at the intersection of acoustics, audiology, urban design, sound art, soundscape studies, and experimental music, Drever’s practice represents an ongoing inquiry into the perception, design and practice of everyday environmental sound. He has a...

Josh Kopeček

SWS Advisory Board Member SWS Advisory Board Member 2020 SWS Advisory Board Member 2021 SWS Advisory Board Member 2022

Josh is CEO and founder of Echoes, which specialises in geolocative audio. ECHOES is an open-access platform which allows creators to make and publish incredible GPS-triggered walking experiences. ECHOES also designs bespoke apps which focus on sound a...

Andrea Zeffiro

SWS Advisory Board Member SWS Advisory Board Member 2021 SWS Advisory Board Member 2022

Andrea Zeffiro is Academic Director for the Sherman Centre for Digital Scholarship and Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies and Media Arts at McMaster University, Canada. For fifteen years Zeffiro has collaborated in transdisc...

Online jury

Amanda Gutiérrez

Amanda Gutiérrez (b. 1978, Mexico City) trained and graduated initially as a stage designer from The National School of Theater. Gutiérrez uses a range of media such as film and performance art to investigate how these conditions of everyday life set the...

Andrew Stuck

Founder

Andrew is the founder of the Museum of Walking, created to bring people together and to make and showcase walking pieces and performances. Andrew also is a podcaster, interviewing creative people who use walking as a catalyst for their practice. Talking Wa...

Dakota LaCroix

Dakota LaCroix

Dakota La Croix’s MERAKI-filled cinematic audio and video creations are sparked by a radical curiosity that seeks to explore storytelling and story listening as an invitation beyond the traditional narrative story structures and styles in hopes of evokin...

Geert Vermeire

Founder

Geert Vermeire is a curator, poet and artist, moving constantly between Greece, Portugal and Brazil, with a focus on spatial writing, locative sound & performance and social practices. He develops collaborative processes, departing from the ethical in...

Babak Fakhamzadeh

Founder

Babak was working in ICT4D before it had a name (2001), never really left it, and knows how to throw together a pretty mean combination of a wide array of programming languages, both frontend and backend. He brought photomarathons to Africa (2007) and won ...

Yiannis Christidis

Yiannis Christidis

Yiannis Christidis is a sound anthropologist, ethnographer, and designer. His academic and artistic research focuses on the cultural aspect of sound, its functionality in everyday activities and the relationship between the listeners and their place.

Jonathan Kempster

Freelance Oral Historian and Audio Journalist. BBC Radio News 1986-2021; Imperial War Museum Sound Archive 2016-present. Recorded interviews outdoors during COVID pandemic, some published in the podcast series 'Radio Walks'. Born, raised, and walking...

Kim V. Goldsmith

I'm an Australian-based interdisciplinary artist whose creative output uses sound, video, and writing to explore layers of nuance and complexity within the rural and regional territories in which I work. I'm always looking for new voices and pers...

Molly Wagner

Molly Wagner is an ‘unintentional migrant’ to Australia. She left the USA in 1988 for an anticipated five-year residence in Australia and continues to live there. She experiences a chronic sense of transience and impermanence, and Walking Art gives her...

Ivana Pinna

Ivana Pinna

Multidisciplinary artist, Catalyst at IVYnode, responsible for the planning, implementation, organization of the AiR program, events and curatorial exibition projects. Master Degree in Political Science, ITC Specialist, Yoga Tearcher Certification Trainin...

Stijn Dickel

Stijn Dickel

Stijn Dickel is artistic director of aifoon. aifoon is a Belgian arts organisation focusing on sound & listening art. We examine the movement, dimensions & scopes of sound. We capture sounds and use them as raw materials for artistic productions ...