Copenhagen Sonic Experience Map

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskning

Jacob Kreutzfeldt

In the wake of present European interest for mapping urban noise, it seems increasingly relevant to investigate the multiple ways in which sound intersects with the everyday experiences of urban citizens. Focusing on the polluting effects of infrastructural noise, the EU-initiated project of assessment and management of environmental noise brings forth the disturbing and potentially damaging effect of environmental sound.1 But as maps of coloured streets start to circulate, and real estate prices drop in designated blue and red areas,2 it is worth remembering that sound itself is not a killer. Most of the time sound is a trivial part of everyday life involved in interactions, experiences, atmospheres, actions, etc. Although trivial, the role of the aural in the urban life world is more complex than what is suggested by sound level maps, and as such it may be a vital part of urbanity itself. The challenge for planners, designers, and architects is to deal with the auditory not only as pollution but also as an integrated part of urban experience, promoting fellowship and liveliness as well as distress.
TitelSite of Sound : Of the Architecture and the Ear
RedaktørerBrandon LaBelle, Claudia Martinho
Antal sider14
Udgivelses stedLos Angeles & Berlin
ForlagErrant Bodies Press
ISBN (Trykt)978-0-9827439-0-4
StatusUdgivet - 2011


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