London – A symposium exploring design students’ interpretations of an immersive audio space has opened at the Chelsea College of Art and Design.
Sounding Space Symposium, taking place on 6–7 June, is an initiative by conference and exhibition organiser BE OPEN in partnership with the University of the Arts, London, Arup and the London Design Festival, as part of continuing research into the five senses.
BE OPEN began exploring sensory perception at the 2012 London Design Festival, curating events around the Sound Portal acoustic installation in Trafalgar Square. Now housed at the Chelsea College of Art and Design, the symposium explores the way in which Chelsea students have interpreted the unique ambisonic space.
Sounding Space Symposium will feature student projects, keynote speeches from sound artist Bill Fontana and Dr John Drever from Goldsmiths College, and discussions on sound and its implications in urban spaces.
Art and design creatives have increasingly identified the power of sound and sonic structures as a tool for new aesthetic directions. For more, see our Sonic Landscapes design direction.