Dr. Antonella Radicchi

Dr. Antonella Radicchi

Chartered Architect & Soundscape Urbanist

News & Events

Inter-Noise 2018, The Anxious City Festival, the Valuing Landscape Conference: In the next two weeks, Antonella will be part of important conferences on noise control, health, well-being and landscape in the urban context. We are grateful and looking forward to the opportunity to enter into dialogue with experts from many different fields and to disseminate the Hush City project.

And we even got featured on TV last week.

Read below more on recent activities and events. 

Hush City Mobile Lab on TV

Last Friday evening our research work on “everyday quiet areas” and the Hush City app was featured in the rbb Abendschau. With  Sabrina Wendling of the rbb, Antonella went on a duo soundwalk through Charlottenburg. They listened to the city sounds and discussed the impact of noise on our health and the importance of protecting urban oasis of quietness. Design and planning strategies were also addressed by visiting good and best practices at Steinplatz and Walter-Benjamin-Platz. Antonella gave also a demonstration on how Hush City app works and launched a call for participants in the project: data crowdsourced with the app will be evaluated by the Berlin Senate within the context of the next noise action plan, under preparation.

Curious to hear more? Watch the 3-minute video available  here.

And let us know your feedback, if you like, by emailing Antonella at antonella.radicchi@tu-berlin.de

Inter-Noise 2018, Chicago USA, 26-29 August 2018

Antonella is currently attending Inter-Noise 2018, the 47th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering in Chicago, where she will give an invited paper presenting the results of the “Beyond the Noise” Project.

Antonella will also co-chair with Andy Chung a session titled: “Apps, Social Media, and Virtual Reality as Soundscape Evaluation Tools”.Find below the great line-up of scholars and the topics, which will be discussed in the session:

  • “Mapping Tranquility — A Case Study of the Central Park Soundscape, New York City” by  Eoin King, Elizabeth Caltagirone, Ben Steers, Paul Slaboch;
  • “From Crowdsourced Data to Open Source Planning: The Implementation of the Hush City App in Berlin” by Antonella Radicchi;
  • “Realism and Immersion in the Reproduction of Audio-Visual Recordings for Urban Soundscape Evaluation” by Kang Sun, Dick Botteldooren, Bert De Coensel;
  • “Integrating Artificial Intelligence with Virtual Reality for Soundscape Appraisal” by Andy Chung, Wai Ming To, Iris Vong;
  • “Using Sound Level Meter Apps to Raise Noise Pollution Awareness — New York City Case Study” by Greg F. Scott;
  • “A Community-Driven Plug-And-Sense Sensor Network for Soundscapes and Environmental Noise” by Tae Hong Park.

You can explore the fabulous program of Inter-Noise 2018 here.

The Anxious City Festival, Rotterdam, 31 August – 2 September 2018

Next Sunday, 2 September 2018, Antonella will give an invited talk on “Everyday Quiet Areas are Vital to our Health” at the Anxious City Festival. She will also lead a soundwalk with the participants in the festival to explore quiet areas in Delfshaven, Rotterdam. Read more about the soundwalk here.

The Anxious City Festival is organized by Healing Places, a spatial design studio based in Rotterdam. The festival is aimed to gather scholars, artists and practitioners to reflect on the overall theme of stress and the city, through the lens of architecture, design, science and art. The festival will run over two days of talks, workshops and artistic interventions aimed to investigate how design influences emotions and mental health and how we can use design as a therapeutic tool. Read more about the festival here.

Valuing Landscape Conference 2018, London, 6-7 September 2018

On Thursday, 6 September 2018, Antonella will be in London to give an invited talk on “Open source soundscapes. Connecting people, places and nature through sound” at Valuing Landscape Conference 2018. On Friday, 7 September 2018, she will also lead a soundwalk with the participants in the conference to explore quiet areas in Greenwich, London. Read more on the workshop and the site visits here.

Valuing Landscape Conference is organized by the Landscape Institute, in partnership with IFLA Europe and the University of Greenwich, Department of Landscape. The Conference will gather speakers in the fields of landscape architecture, management, policy, urban design, planning and place making to debate the topic of “valuing landscape”, by  looking at the impact that landscape has on people, urban design and place making. The conference is complemented by workshops and experimental site visits. Read more about the conference here.

Stay tuned!

We are very excited to be part of such a great number of international events focusing on how to create cities that support our health and well-being. This gives us the opportunity to share our findings regarding quietness in the city and to disseminate our idea to put people back at the core of planning processes when it comes to identifying, evaluating and protecting quietness in the city.  We are also excited to see that the topics of sound, health and well-being as well as the soundscape approach will be discussed at a greater extent and from different perspectives.

Follow us on  Twitter in these days! We will post updates in real time form the events!


Everyday quiet area of the week

Klosterweg 1, 65385 Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany. This everyday quiet area is rated as pleasant and it is no. 1112 of the Hush City Map.