Student Project | 42nd Soundscaping | Chao Li

Winner of the 2021 WLA Student Awards – Award of Excellence – Concept – Analysis & Planning

Right now, we can barely hear the sounds of birdsong in the urban condition.  Birds find it hard to locate suitable habitats inside the crowded city. Another fact is that their “song” is covered by loud, low-frequency urban noise. Especially when we stepped into the Anthropocene, the relentless expansion of industrial and urban areas makes the earth sound much louder than it did during other times in the earth’s history. Since Rachel Carson’s important work, “Silent Spring”, sound has started to have a tight connection with the health of our surrounding environment.

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