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Unfolding urban vocabularies - Audio-visual description of public spaces and their connections to urban analysis (vor Ort)

* Presenting author
Day / Time: 24.03.2022, 09:40-10:00
Room: 47-05
Typ: Regulärer Vortrag
Session: Soundscape
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Abstract:

Urban planners and architects present their designs as the best solution for open public demands. However, there is a significant gap between the promises of designers and how the public space is perceived, especially when including urban sound features. Even at a low level of detail, the interest for what people judge in such spaces is of a great interest for the architects. This presentation unfolds auditory-visual vocabularies that people used when evaluating the neighbourhood park and shopping center of the Driescher Hof neighbourhood in Aachen. We propose a method that uses individual vocabulary to describe the individual perception of a situation/space. We expect this to be a great advantage, as perception may vary from individual to individual, yet it promises to filter out/extract a “common sense” vocabulary. The presentation shows how the method was applied, the recording and reproduction techniques used, and the relations between the vocabularies and urban design features.