Conserving things always means to look ahead. And in this case it is basically done by ear in an oral fashion. The voice as a social and political phenomenon forms the theoretical frame of reference for a performative approach to questions of identity and agency in local and urban contexts. The voice occupies herein a semantic void as it provokes the question: where does it come from and where is going to? Because the real challenge is to figure out what needs to stay the same and where the variability, the change can be.