Soundscapes of the Old Kent Road

On Saturday 24th June, Anderson Acoustics, DIY Space for London and MAS_ Architects will host a day celebrating the many and varied sounds of the rapidly changing Old Kent Road, as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2017.

The Old Kent Road neighbourhood is designated as an Opportunity Area with the Local Authority Area Action Plan creeping towards adoption. Already the area is showing signs of change and it seems easy to dismiss the existing acoustic ecology masked by the ceaseless sound of traffic but these rich layers of sound resonate and reflect the urban environment. The acoustics change constantly with time, with the season and reflect the weather conditions as well as the activities jostling for attention.

How will change impact the area, its residents and users? If the existing soundscape is eroded what will remain? What memories will be left within the fabric of the landscape and resonate between buildings created?

The day will consist of workshops, sound walks and talks and is free to drop in between 12 – 6 pm. To register for the event please sign up here.

More information, including a schedule of the day’s activities, can one found at http://audibleokr.org or you can download the flyer (PDF).

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