Leiden University, the Netherlands present The Role and Position of Sounds and Sounding Arts in Public Urban Environments conference, with key note presentation by Salomé Voegelin: Sound Art as Public Art: performing the civic between listening and being audible
Sound Art as Public Art: performing the civic between listening and being audible
In this presentation Salomé Voegelin proposes that Sound Art, whether gallery based, or site specific, in nature or within the built environment, places us in a very particular way within what Chantal Mouffe considers the ‘democratic paradox’, and what Étienne Balibar calls within the notion of ‘égaliberté ... read more.
The Role and Position of Sounds and Sounding Arts in Public Urban Environments conference: Sound is among the most significant, yet least-discussed, aspects of public spaces in urban environments (Hosokawa 1984; Kang and Schulte-Fortkamp 2016). Architects, engineers, and urban planners invariably stress the visual and tactile aspects while (re)designing urban environments but often pay less attention to the aural consequences of their interventions; sound tends to be considered mainly as an inevitable byproduct of industrial areas, traffic, commercial centers, and/or human activities. If sound attracts the attention of policy makers and users of public urban spaces, it is often in a rather negative context: as noise pollution which should be avoided by somehow reducing the amount of decibels (Devilee, Maris, van der Kamp 2010; Elmqvist 2013; Kamin 2015). Read more.
The conference has a call for papers open until October 1st.