ProjectADAMUS - Acoustic Design Artifacts and Methods for Urban Soundscapes

ADAMUS - Acoustic Design Artifacts and Methods for Urban Soundscapes

The research question in this project is:

"How to develop and apply acoustic artifacts and design methodologies for improving soundscapes in urban city-park and city-square spaces?"

In this project two types of acoustic design artifacts will be considered:

1) Dynamic promotion of qualitative site specific sounds (e.g., the overall site specific sonic atmosphere, sounds from human activities, birds and fountains), which creates an improved soundscape and

2) Sound-art installations, that creates delimited auditory sub-spaces within the park/square.

The project beats a new track by combining acoustic design with sound art research, integrating methodologies based on real-time acoustic simulation and application of psychoacoustic methodology for validating simulations and for evaluating perceptual, emotional and behavioural effects on visitors to public open spaces.The project is financed by the Swedish Research Council


University College of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack)Stockholm University - Gösta Ekman LaboratoryInteractive Institute - Sonic