STUDIO L28: SONIC PERSPECTIVES ON URBANISM by Caroline Claus
16.6 x 26.6cm, 80 pages, Black and white printed, Perfect bound, Softcover with cloth spine, 2020
A multifaceted examination of sound as a central feature in urban planning.
Though sound is a central feature within urban life, it still receives little to no attention within processes of urban planning. The main difficulty in integrating sound is that it remains largely immeasurable—decibel levels say little about whether a sound is wanted or not, intrusive or welcome.
Studio_L28 – Sonic Perspectives on Urbanism hooks into the debate here, experimenting with tools and strategies of observation, mapping, and planning. By mixing research practices from theoretical, professional, and artistic fields, the publication argues for an integration of sound in urban planning that is multifaceted, versatile, and keenly observed.