picture by Irwin Barbé, Parc du Mercantour, France 2018


since 2018 • MA sound studies & sonic arts, Universität der Künste Berlin

2015-2018 • associate researcher & assistant curator, Habitat Unit, Technische Universität Berlin

2013-2015 • MSSc political science & urban planning, Sciences Po Paris

2012-2013 • exchange program School of Architecture, University of Washington Seattle

2010-2012 • BA political science & international relations, Sciences Po Paris

Diane Barbé

Independent sound artist, curator and researcher based in Berlin, Germany.
Currently investigating chronobiology –the entanglement of human, animal, biological perspectives through time manipulation.


2020 – The Fingers of the Air – DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Group exhibition based on materials from Georgian filmmaker Salomé Jashi’s most recent documentary film (forthcoming). Sound installation.

2020 – one loop passing into another – n.b.k., Berlin, Germany
Online sound piece realised in the context of Natascha Sadr Haghighian’s exhibition at the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), which focuses on the Asian tiger mosquito. Multiloop online piece.

2019 – Water – Sound – City, Zwitscher Maschine, Berlin, Germany
Group exhibition based on the physical, environmental and social relations of water in human settlements. Curated by Francisco Petrucci. Installation for a head and a water body.

Film Collaborations

Plasma (France/Japan, forthcoming)
dir. Louise Ernandez – location sound recordist

Trees (Georgia, forthcoming)
dir. Salomé Jashi – sound editor and composer

Krise ist immer (Germany, 2020)
dir. Dan Dansen  – location sound recordist

Alguma Coisa Assim (Germany / Brazil, 2017)
dir. Esmir Filho & Mariana Bastos  – location sound assistant


Things don’t really exist until you give them a name: Unpacking urban heritage (2018).
Rachel Lee, Diane Barbé, Anne-Katrin Fenk & Philipp Misselwitz (eds). Mkuki na Nyota, Dar es Salaam.

Talking Cities: Urban Narratives from Dar es Salaam (2017).
Diane Barbé, Richard Besha, Anne-Katrin Fenk, Rachel Lee & Philipp Misselwitz (eds). Technische Universitätsverlag, Berlin.