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The Sound-Considered City

19.02.18

Recomposing the City launches its newest publication, 'The Sound-Considered City'

Event Information

The Sound-Considered City

Belfast City Hall, Belfast, UK

19.02.18

4pm

Event Information

The Sound-Considered City

Belfast City Hall, Belfast, UK

19.02.18

4pm

At 4pm on 19 February at Belfast City Hall Recomposing the City launches its newest publication with guest speakers Alastair Hall (Hall McKnight Architects), Dr. Ken Sterrett (City Reparo) and Adam Turkington (Seedhead Arts). Drinks and light refreshments will be served.

The Sound-Considered City has been written by the Recomposing the City research group. Based in Belfast and Oxford, their mission is to bring together artists, architects, planners and others in investigating the relationship of sound to urban environments. They support new design and research projects, and seek to improve the understanding of sound by those who make decisions about cities. Their aim is not merely to reduce unwanted noise in urban areas. Rather, they support creating urban spaces in which sound is considered an essential part of placemaking.

Key to this vision of the sound-considered city is the innovative work carried out by sound artists. In some cases sound artists have been tasked specifically with improving urban areas. In other cases their work has had unforeseen positive impacts for cities. Recomposing The City’s research shows how artists and designers can effectively ‘recompose’ the city through sound art.

The Sound-Considered City has been written for people who make decisions about cities: planners, architects, politicians, policymakers, developers, community groups and beyond, inspiring them to rethink how sound can play a role in creating the ideal city.

 

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