With: Julian Treasure, Christina Kubisch, Thomas Macho, Peter Cusack, Michaela Melián and William Engelen
Sound as a means of shaping public space is often summarised under the heading “sound-design”, but it is so much more. There are not only designed sounds, but also the sounds that can echo the past and evoke distant memories. Sound can affect people, be unsettling, create feelings and (re) awaken them. To what extent should the acoustic city space remain “wild” and coincidental? Should it instead be shaped consciously? What dangers could follow this new interest that business, science and art has in ambient sound? Do we have to choose between “Sound IN Public Spaces” and “Sound FOR Public Spaces”?