Recomposing the City, Urban Rhythms and Theatrum Mundi will co-host a Study Day on 'Acoustic Cities' at the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, from 9.30 AM - 5.30 PM on Friday 2 March 2018.
The Study Day will be devoted to exploring a wide variety of issues and practices related to urban sound: city symphonies, acoustic architectures, the politics of sound and noise mapping, intersections between sound art and urban design, sound and pedagogy in architecture and urban studies, and the challenges of acoustic planning, among other pertinent issues.
The event will bring together internationally leading as well as emerging practitioners and theorists who work across such disciplines as music, architecture, film, and urban studies. Speakers will include Richard Sennett (author of The Craftsmanand Practicing Culture), Ed Hughes and Lizzie Thynne (creators of Brighton: Symphony of a City), Katarzyna Krakowkiak (St Johns Sound Artist-in-Residence), and composer/sound artist Keith Obadike, among many others. The aim of the Study Day is not only to share recent work but to ignite conversations across the urban humanities--and to probe the possibilities of urban practice as it evolves in connection to sound and music.
See the full schedule here.