Via Monoskop han colgado el Manifiesto por el silencio, publicado en 2007 y en versión amistosa desde esta semana. Más allá de oponerse a la contaminación acústica de manera médica, argumenta que el silencio, es una necesidad, entre otras cosas para la religión y el pensamiento.
Silence has played a crucial role in human history in important areas of our existence such as religion and the arts. Yet we live in an increasingly noisy society in which silence is under perpetual assault from the 24/7 lifestyle. The business world cynically exploits noise as part of its marketing strategy; the military deploys noise as a weapon. Without question, noise is a political issue on a global scale.This book mounts a strong argument for silence, arguing that we need more rather than less of it in our lives. The alternative is an environment scarred even further by noise, so often the forgotten pollutant. Stuart Sim explores why silence matters, where it matters – in religion, health, the arts, thought – and why we’ll suffer if space is not made for it. The confrontation between the politics of noise and the politics of silence is an issue on which we cannot stay neutral.
Publisher Edinburgh University Press, 2007
ISBN 0748625917, 9780748625918
Length 215 pages