Photos and video from the Audio Architecture workshop and performances held in Melbourne in July 2012, tuning in to the sounds of our surrounds.
Can we build through sound? Do buildings have sonic memories? Can buildings make us listen? In July 2012, Audio Architecture, curated by the Office for Good Design, brought together leading architects, sound designers, musicians and artists to contemplate how we can use sound to make better spaces. The program involved a 24-hour design camp and a series of lively conversations and especially commissioned performance-exchanges investigating the soundscapes of our cities.
The design camp – for students and graduates of art, architecture and design – was held on 25 July at ANZ Pavilion Arts Centre Melbourne with workshops by Super Critical Mass and Acoustic Ecologies, and culminating in a series of performances and installations in Hamer Hall over its re-opening weekend of 28–29 July.
Here’s a sampling of videos from the project.
Sam Spurr and David Burns led the 24-hour camp – a spatial study of dissonance that explored states of instability and their inherent dynamism. Students divided into five teams exploring the creative and collaborative intersections of sound and architecture through workshops, discussions and projects.
Audio Architecture was presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and curated by the Office for Good Design. For an in-depth look at the workshop activites, conversations and outcomes, check out Audio Architecture online and click into the pinboard. More videos from the project are available at the Office for Good Design’s channel on Vimeo .
Comming soon is Architecture Australia editor Timothy Moore’s interview with visiting guest speaker, architect and Yale professor Joel Sanders.