Translating Ambiance: Designing Sound, Light and Air in Urban Spaces

  • 2020-03-21 6:15 pm 2020-03-21 7:45 pm Australia/Melbourne Translating Ambiance: Designing Sound, Light and Air in Urban Spaces MPavilion MPAVILION



Photo by Alban Mannisi.

Sound design enthusiasts will love this event as par of Melbourne Design Week. Join local and international academics, artists and designers to both generate an ambiance inside MPavilion and discuss recent research and practice regarding ambiance and atmospheres.

Ambiance design creates small, localised environments that provide sites of restoration and experiential difference from the everyday noises and hubbub of the city. The event will include a curated set of conversations running concurrently with an in-situ installation. Hear a keynote talk from the founder of the International Ambiances Network and discipline-leading sound researcher Professor Jean-Paul Thibaud (CRESSON, School of Architecture, University of Grenoble),  sound-artist Marie Hojlund (Aarhus University, Denmark) and Shanti Sumartojo (MADA), on the meaning of ambiance in a design and architecture context. This will be followed by a live ambiance installation and panel including Jordan Lacey, Philip Samartzis, Polly Stanton and Malte Wagenfeld. This event is funded and curated by Jordan Lacey (DECRA Fellow, School of Art / School of Design, RMIT University).

This event is presented in collaboration with Melbourne Design Week.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.