Despite cities around the world being unique, soundscapes are increasingly homogenised by contemporary technologies. In this talk Jordan Lacey explained how environmental sounds can be harnessed and designed to transform everyday experiences.
Jordan proposes that urban soundscape design should focus on facilitating imaginative encounters rather being reduced to the quantitative concerns of anti-noise approaches. His aim is to contribute to the development of cities that consider its inhabitants as diverse and creative, not just extensions of efficiency and functionalism.
In this talk he explored this through a discussion around his recent research and installations, which he has used to test his assumptions about how to use sound to produce creative cities.
This forum took place at on 7 March.