[ 17. März 2014 ]

CALL – Invisible Places CFP deadline EXTENDED to 31st March

Subject: Invisible Places CFP deadline EXTENDED to 31st March
Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:25:35 +0000
From: Carlos Alberto Augusto

Invisible Places | Sounding Cities
Symposium on Sound, Urbanism and Sense of Place
CFP Deadline Extended: 31st March
Dates: 18 – 20 July
Location: Viseu, Portugal

For more information: http://www.invisibleplaces.org

Often acoustic space is ignored in the construction of a public space,
yet the negative impact this has does not seem to get many complaints.
People rarely require more quality of the sonic world, because the
average consumer does not have the necessary references to change this
state of affairs. We know that the prevalence of noise or sounds that do
not convey any social significance and are a disturbance of the quality
of life, reduces the ability to identify with the place we inhabit. It
is therefore urgent to think about the acoustical problems societies are
facing today and integrate that thinking in urban planning, architecture
and management of public space, because the idea we have of ourselves,
our personal awareness and the relationships we build in the external
world, are inextricably linked to a space. We all exist somewhere. And
personal identity also relates to this.

Call for papers – main topics
– Sound, place and identity
– Urban planning and architecture
– Policies for noise control
– Urban soundscapes
– Sound and sense of place
– The study of soundscapes as social and political intervention
– Sound communities
– The creation of positive soundscapes
– Sound art as public art

Call for audio works

We invite artists to show sound pieces approaching the subject of “Sound
and Sense of Place”. We are interested in artistic works that raise
awareness to the urban soundscape and that reflect critically on how
cities are growing and being planned around the globe.

Important Dates
31 March: Abstracts Submission Deadline (up to 500 words)
31 March: Audio Works Submission Deadline
15 April: Notifications
28 April: Registrations open
31 May: Delivery of Full Papers and Final Versions

Additional information and submission details
All works must be submitted via EasyChair —

Submissions must be original and will be rigorously reviewed by an
international and multidisciplinary scientific committee, in a process
that will assess originality, relevance, aesthetic and technical

The reviewing will be double-blind; please omit all information about
the authors in the submissions;

Call for papers: submission of abstracts up to 500 words

Audio works should be accompanied by a 500 word abstract

All images and media assets must be cleared for publication by the

At least one of the authors of each contribution must register to the
conference before the first author registration deadline in order for
the work to be published in the proceedings;

Invisible Places’s working language is English;

Invisible Places’s conference proceedings (with ISBN) will be
published online;

Please contact the program chairs at soundingcities@gmail.com
with any questions regarding submissions.

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