30. June 2012
Sonic Place Prenzlauer Berg
Aedes Campus at Pfefferberg
Christinenstraße 18–19 | 10119 Berlin | U2 Senefelder Straße
What does city development sound like? – urban development processes in historic living districts on the example Berlin Prenzlauer Berg
Berlin Sonic Places explores the relationship between city development and the city soundscape.
City sounds are omnipresent. They inform us about spaces, events and identity. As individuals they affect us deeply. Paradoxically though sounds are little discussed when new city developments are considered. How does city development change the sound of an area? Can positive soundscapes be created for people during development? If yes, what ideas exist for achieving this?
Research project: At two places –Kollwitzplatz at Prenzlauer Berg and Schendelpark, located slightly further south, in Berlin Mitte Peter Cusack and Sam Auinger together with students of Sound Studies UdK Berlin have explored acoustic aspects of urban and social change. Both places are characterized by nearly completed gentrification. Attempts to make those changes audible will be shown in artistic works about gaps between buildings around Schendelpark, in soundscape simulations and long term (24h) recording projects that highlight characteristics and atmospheres of a typical day in this quarter.
Acoustic quallity analysis in city districs/strategies of acoustic city planning
Soundscape Simulation Peter Cusack in collaboration with Daisuke Ishida [programming] and Prof. Sam Auinger with students of UDK Sound Studies
Vierundzwanzig Stunden Schendelpark Max Baginski, Kyan Bayani, Anna Bogner, Klaus Hamlescher, Guillermo Lares, Martin Lutz
Lücke am Schendelpark Conrad Rodenberg
Lebensräume Sonja Heyer
Suche der Stille Emilia Badalà
Panel discussion (in German)
Sam Auinger Berlin [sound artist]
Peter Cusack Berlin/London [sound artist]
Mathias Heyden Berlin [architect, initiator/curator political/cultural projekts, ass. Prof. TU Berlin]
Guido Brendgens Berlin [speaker for city development, construction, housing and environment of faction die linke at Berlin City Parliament, stipendiary at Raumexperimente by Olafur Eliasson]
Moderation: Trond Maag Oslo/Zurich [city researcher]