Sound as City Maker
An exhibition about a forgotten component of urban planning
This exhibition documents a research project on the different ways in which sound can make a positive contribution to the urban experience. The acoustic value of the public space hardly plays a role in urban development. A missed opportunity: a place that sounds good is a place where people like to be.
Soundtrackcity and the Centre for Urban Studies of the University of Amsterdam, together with a group of engaged citizens of Amsterdam, have researched the different ways in which sound can make a positive contribution to the urban experience. This exhibition summarizes the research process and results. During the opening event, participants can also take the recorded soundwalk that was developed as part of the project.
About Soundtrackcity and Crowdsourcing Mr. Visserplein
Soundtrackcity investigates sound as a fundamental component of our living environment. Interdisciplinary teams of sound artists, citizens and architects listen to the city; together they formulate new concepts and methods for the urban planning of the future.
Crowdsourcing Mr. Visserplein is a research project initiated by CUS Member Edda Bild, in collaboration with Soundtrackcity and twenty Amsterdammers involved. The project is funded by a CUS Seed Grant.
The exhibition is at the Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam (ARCAM), opened Tuesday – Sunday, 1 – 5 PM. Admission is free.
More information is available at the ARCAM website.