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Fielding

Exploring sound in the design of urban green spaces.

Fielding explores the role sound and audio play in the greening of urban spaces and how this impacts the well-being of people, animals and plants in the urban environment. It forms the creative sonic component of a larger science project entitled, Designing Green Spaces for Biodiversity and Human Well-Being.

Fielding explores how sound art and urban greening can work together in the design, development and planning of our future cities.

The role of sound is complex, particularly in cities. In this project, artists will create field recordings – external recordings – of the sonic components that make up a biodiverse habitat. These recording will be played at intervals to sonically predict – or perhaps tune – an experimental space and those who use it, to the germinating and growing seedlings.

The installation, scheduled for late 2018, will be filled with a variety of flowering and non-flowering plants and seedling. The site will be designed in collaboration with RMIT’s landscape architecture students. Embedded into the site will be an ambient soundscape.