Soundwalking as a methodology for understanding soundscapes | CULTURE – CITY – CHANGE
About the event
Which elements of urban architecture amplify the unbearable cacophony, and which silence it? Why do urban planners need a lesson in “ear cleaning”? During the soundwalk, we will subject Lublin’s sonic environment to criticism and consider how to protect what we consider valuable in it.
”A soundwalk is any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment. It is exposing our ears to every sound around us no matter where we are. We may be at home, we may be walking across a downtown street, through a park, along the beach; we may be sitting in a doctor’s office, in a hotel lobby, in a bank; we may be shopping in a supermarket, a department store, or a Chinese grocery store; we may be standing at the airport, the train station, the bus-stop. Wherever we go we will give our ears priority.” (Hildegard Westerkamp)
About the Hosts
Izabela Smelczyńska (POL)
Musicologist, music editor. She conducts workshops on listening. The author of music for theatre performances and radio plays. She hosts a music show on Radio Kapitał.
Ewa Orzeszko (POL)
For many years I have been working as a project manager of international educational and cultural projects. I am an evaluation expert of EU-granted educational projects. I am experienced in cooperation with the non-governmental sector, as well as with cultural institutions. I’ve worked in the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, being responsible for projects funded under the EEA Financial Mechanism Programme. Currently, I work in Contemporary Culture Department at Workshops of Culture in Lublin, being responsible mainly for activities related to medialab, media education and new technologies in culture. I’m interested in themes related to: cultural education, fablab concept and methodology, new technologies in culture and art, sound studies, international cooperation in arts and culture fields.
When: 24 Septmber, 15.00-17.00
Where: Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 5a
Registration: The workshops are free. Sign up via the online form
English, with optional Polish language support
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