Invisible Places 2017

On Friday, April 8 Amanda Gutierrez and I led a workshop entitled How do soundwalks engage urban communities in soundscape awareness? for Invisible Places: Sound, Urbanism and Sense of Place in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal. With Norman W. Long in Chicago, fellow teaching artist who led soundwalks in our Soundwalks In the Parks last year, contributing, Amanda and I provided ideas and, of course, a soundwalk. A productive discussion discussion concluded the workshop. My colleague from Berlin, Antonella Radicchi posted an excellent text and images about the overall conference experience, including our workshop, and her presentation on the Hush City app, “…developed to empower local communities to identify, map and evaluate quietness on their neighborhoods.”

soundwalk workshop listening

Eric Leonardson leads workshop participants in “Ear Cleaning” exercise in preparation for the soundwalk. Photo by Amanda Gutierrez, 2017

Amanda and I will post our own workshop report for the Midwest Society for Acoustic Ecology.

Special Seminar, “Sound, Silence and Acoustic Ecology”

On Thursday June 20 I will present in a seminar on “Sound, Silence and Acoustic Ecology.” This is an invitation-only event held in conjunction with the Silence Exhibition, curated by Alex van Oss. The exhibition is open to the public at the Embassy of Finland on June 29-30 and July 13-14, from 11 AM to 4 PM.

Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
www.finland.org

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