This studio-based course explores the role of sound in defining urban experience. Through seminars, group activities and individual projects, we will investigate how sound interacts with everyday objects, urban architecture, people, media devices and networks. With sound as our lens, we will look for new perspectives and interactions in, with and within our media-saturated cities.
An important part of the class will consist of practical outdoor sessions in our conveniently urban environment that will highlight how we interact with urban space and media via sound. Critical discussions will be guided by short readings and presentations covering work from the fields and histories of sound art, media art and public art. Peter Bussigel, Gokce Kinayoglu.