Antonella Radicchi

Antonella Radicchi

Architect and Urbanist, PhD

HUSH CITY 4 IYS 2020

Samples of Everyday Quiet Areas crowdsourced worldwide with the Hush City app (Images source: Hush City Map)

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Do you know that 2020 is the International Year of Sound?

The International Year of Sound – according to the dedicated website – “is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound and related sciences and technologies for all in society. The International Year of Sound will consist of coordinated activities […] [which] will aim to stimulate the understanding throughout the world of the important role that sound plays in all aspects of our society. As well, these activities will also encourage an understanding of the need for the control of noise in nature, in the built environment, and in the workplace”.

To celebrate the International Year of Sound 2020, Antonella set up the 2020 Global Program of Hush City Soundwalks, which will take place in multiple cities worldwide throughout the year.

Starting on April 29, 2020, for the celebration of the International Noise Awareness Day and continuing during the year, a number of Hush City Soundwalks will be guided by different soundwalk leaders in multiple locations worldwide, using the Hush City app in order to map and assess quiet areas, and in doing so, raise awareness on the importance of living in healthy acoustic environments.

Celebrate with us the International Year of Sound and join a Hush City Soundwalk!

It’s simple.

  • Have a look at the 2020 Global Program of Hush City Soundwalks appended below
  • Find the Hush City Soundwalk you would like to join
  • Make sure to download Hush City app prior to the event
  • If curious, read A Pocket Guide to Soundwalking
  • Join the Hush City Soundwalk & enjoy it!
  • Share with us your experience, by using the hashtags: #IYS2020 #HushCitySoundwalks

Or… Take the lead and organize a Hush City Soundwalk in your city!

How?

  • Read the How-To Leaflet on how to design and lead a Hush City Soundwalk
  • If you wish, read A Pocket Guide to Soundwalking
  • Download Hush City app and familiarize yourself with it prior to the soundwalk
  • Set up a route, schedule the event and involve your community in the soundwalk
  • Share with us the information related to the Hush City Soundwalk, if you wish to be part of the 2020 Global Program
  • & Happy Hush City Soundwalking!

2020 GLOBAL PROGRAM OF HUSH CITY SOUNDWALKS WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • September 16 2020, Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), Spain (with social distancing)
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Rosa Maria Alsina Pagès
    Meeting point & time: at Casa de Cultura (Sant Cugat del Vallès) at 15:30 PM
    Contact details: rosamaria.alsina@salle.url.edu
  • April 29 2020, São Paulo, Brasil (postponed to the Fall due to the Covid-19 outbreak)
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Marcos Holtz, ProAcustica Association
    Meeting point & time: to be announced
    Contact details: gerenciatecnica@proacustica.org.br
  • June 3 2020, Limerick, Ireland (postponed to the Fall due to the Covid-19 outbreak)
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Simon Jennings & Antonella Radicchi
    Meeting point & time: People’s Museum of Limerick, No. 2 Pery Square at 6PM
    Contact details: simon.jennings@limerick.ie
  • September 4 2020, Trento, Italy  (postponed to the Spring 2021 due to the Covid-19 outbreak)
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Simone Torresini & Antonella Radicchi
    Meeting point & time: to be announced
    Contact details: simone.torresin@eurac.edu

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The event Organiser and the Hush City Soundwalk Leaders will act in respect of the Terms and Conditions, defined according to the IYS 2020 website as it follows:

  • “The official IYS 2020 logo and the IYS 2020 web address, sound2020.org, will be included on promotional material for that event as appropriate”
  • “The Organiser is fully and solely responsible and liable for all aspects of the event including the financial and the administrative organisation”
  • “To provide a record for the future, the Organiser will provide a paragraph with 100 to 200 words describing what was achieved and up to 4 relevant photos.”

YEAR

2020

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

The 2020 Global Program of Hush City Soundwalks is coordinated by Antonella Radicchi in her role of inventor and manager of the Hush City app, and each Hush City Soundwalk is hosted and managed by the different soundwalk leaders & local references, as indicated in the Program.
The 2020 Global Program of Hush City Soundwalks is part of the Hush City Mobile Lab project (2018-2020), which has received funding from the HEAD-Genuit Foundation.
The first version of the Hush City app received funding from the People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under REA grant agreement no. 600209 (TU Berlin – IPODI).
The second version of the Hush City app received funding from the HEAD-Genuit Foundation.

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