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Listening to the Walkable City

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This paper describes the creation, experience and assessment of a soundscape installation, conceived and undertaken as a contribution to the research project “Hong Kong Stair Archive: Documenting the Walkable City”. It examines the use of audio recordings and their presentation in a three-dimensional sound-field installation to provide an additional layer of data, analysis and interactivity to the investigation of pedestrian urban environments. This installation combines culturally and socially definitive sounds, photographs, architectural drawings and introductory texts to draw attention to the unique qualities of walking spaces and their use context, participatory nature and importance to life in the modern city.


Willis, Max; Christ, Melissa Cate (2016): Listening to the Walkable City. COOP 2016: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Design of Cooperative Systems. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33464-6_22. Springer International Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-319-33463-9. pp. 321-325. Interactive Experiences. Trento, Italy. 23-27 May 2016