Dr. Antonella Radicchi

Dr. Antonella Radicchi

Chartered Architect & Soundscape Urbanist

The Reuterkiez “Every Day Quiet Areas” Map

Dear all,
On October 14 2017, the Reuterkiez Stadtteil-Tagung took place and we had a wonderful day of exchanging and debating about the neighborhood. It was also a great opportunity to meet new people and imagine together a quieter future!

Thank you so much to the Stadtteilbüro Reuterkiez for having made it possible, and of course, thank you to all those who participated with energy, passion and dedication.

On that day, I had the privilege to set up a corner dedicated to the “Beyond the Noise: Open Source Soundscapes” project, thanks to Rabea and Dominik from the Stadtteilbüro Reuterkiez who encouraged me to do it. By means of visual tools, I described the project’s rationale, its goals and methods and I presented the project’s first results through a colourful and interactive map: the Reuterkiez “Everyday Quiet Areas Map”.

This maps shows the favorite quiet areas identified by the participants in the project. The size of areas relates to the rating given by the participants: e.g. the bigger is the dot, the bigger is the number of participants who indicated that area as their favourite quiet area.

During the day, people were invited to evaluate the quiet spots identified by the participants in the project, by playing a simple interactive game: the LIKE OR UNLIKE IT! game.
A number of red post-its for UNLIKE and green post-its for LIKE were provided and people were invited to place green post-its on the quiet areas they liked, and the red post-its on those quiet areas they did not like. The results can be seen hereafter!

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Picture illustrating the results of the interactive game played with people to evaluate the “everyday quiet areas” identified by the participants in the “Beyond the Noise: Open Source Soundscapes” project. (C) Antonella Radicchi 2017

There is still time to vote and participate in the project, so don’t be shy and join us!

The next step consists of establishing a participatory process to draft the “Reuterkiez Everyday Quiet Area Master Plan” and to define planning guidelines on how to preserve and improve the existing “everyday quiet areas” and, eventually, planning new ones.

If you would like to join us and participate in the planning phase, please send me an email to antonella.radicchi@tu-berlin.de

Thank you for your interest!
Best regards,
Antonella