Dr. Arch. Antonella Radicchi

Dr. Arch. Antonella Radicchi

Ph.D. Urban Design and Territorial Planning, Licensed Architect


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


The 2019 Global Program of Hush City Soundwalks takes place in September 2019 in multiple cities worldwide to celebrate the Sound Walk Sunday 2019. Starting on September 1st 2019 and continuing during the month, 21 Hush City Soundwalks will be guided by different soundwalk leaders in multiple locations worldwide, using the Hush City app.

The 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 following reference persons & soundwalk leaders (in alphabetical order): Zoe Banks Gross, Chiara Bartalucci, Richard Bentley, Ana Villas Boas, Jeanine Botta, Paul Driscoll, Milena Droumeva, Sophie Gleeson, Marcos Holtz, Sarah Jones-Morris, Linda Keane, Jordan Lacey, Eric Leonardson, Elaine Moraes de Albuquerque, Eugenio Morello, Rosa Maria Alsina Pagès, Emanuele Porcinai, Antonella Radicchi, Lau Siu-Kit Eddie, Sharon Stewart, Jerònimo Vida Manzano.

See below the Global Program & Save the Dates!

Hush City Soundwalks were initiated by Antonella Radicchi in 2017, in parallel to the released of the Hush City app: they are soundwalks in which the Hush City app is exploited to map and evaluate quiet areas. After its launch on the market, Hush City has been developed within the context of not-profit soundscape and citizen science research projects aimed at mapping and evaluating everyday quiet areas. Data collected with the Hush City app is linked in real time to the Hush City Map, open access to everyone.

Our cities are becoming noisier by the hour. Only in Europe, over 125 million people are affected by noise pollution from traffic every year, and apparently, quietness is becoming a luxury available only to a few of us.

The Hush City app will help you tackle this challenge and identify, map and evaluate everyday quiet areas in your neighbourhoods. You can find places such as small, quiet spots where you can go to escape the city’s chaos, relax, read a book, play with your kids, and have a pleasant conversation. Chill out!

Celebrate with us the Sound Walk Sunday 2019 and join one of the Hush City Soundwalks!
It’s simple.

  • Have a look at the Global Program of Hush City Soundwalks
  • Pick up 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: #SWS2019 #HushCitySoundwalks


  • September, 1st 2019, Paranapiacaba, Brasil
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Ana Villas Boas, with Elaine Moraes de Albuquerque
    Meeting point & Time:  Train Station, Paranapiacaba, Santo André, São Paulo at 10 AM
    Contact details: acsvillasboas@gmail.com
  • September, 4th 2019, Bristol, UK
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Zoe Banks Gross
    Meeting point & time: Knowle West Media Centre at 12 PM
    Contact details: zoe@kwmc.org.uk
  • September, 5th 2019, Reading, UK
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Richard Bentley
    Meeting point & Time: St Mary’s Minster Church, Chain Street at 6 PM
    Contact details: bentleyr@me.com
  • September, 8th 2019, Brooklyn, NYC, USA
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Jeanine Botta
    Meeting point & time: Target Brooklyn Junction store at 1598 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn at 2 PM
    Contact details: jeanineb@bway.net
  • September, 10th 2019, Singapore
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Lau Siu-Kit Eddie
    Meeting point & time: Level 3, SDE4, 4 Architecture Drive, NUS at 3 PM
    Contact details: slau@acousticsresearch.com
  • September, 11th 2019, Chicago, USA
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Linda Keane
    Meeting point & time: Northerly Island at 2 PM
  • September, 13th 2019, Arnhem, Netherlands
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Sharon Stewart
    Meeting point & time: Willemsplein at the bus stop at 11:30 AM
    Contact details: mixesfromthefield@gmail.com
  • September, 15th 2019, Chicago, USA
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Eric Leonardson
    Meeting point & time: PO Box Collective, 6900 N. Glenwood Ave. at 10 AM
    Contact details: info@mwsae.org & event page
  • September, 17th 2019, Vancouver, Canada
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Milena Droumeva, with Stacey Copeland, Joey Zaurrini
    Meeting point & time: Tinseltown by Starbucks (outside) at 12 PM
    Contact details: mvdroume@sfu.ca
  • September, 17th 2019, Paranapiacaba, Brasil
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Ana Villas Boas, with Elaine Moraes de Albuquerque
    Meeting point & Time: at the Church’s yard “Senhor Bom Jesus” at 10 AM
    Contact details: acsvillasboas@gmail.com
  • September, 20th 2019, Milan, Italy
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Eugenio Morello & Antonella Radicchi
    Meeting point & time: viale Tibaldi 41, in front of the Municipio 5 at 10:30 AM
    Contact details: eugenio.morello@polimi.it
  • September, 23rd 2019, Granada, Spain
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Jerònimo Vida Manzano
    Meeting point & time: Jardín Botánico de la Universidad de Granada, puerta principal en calle Málaga at 11 AM
    Contact details: jvida@ugr.es
  • September, 24th 2019, Firenze, Italy
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Chiara Bartalucci & Antonella Radicchi
    Meeting point & time: at the train station of Rovezzano, Firenze, at 12 PM
  • September, 28th 2019, Melbourne, Australia 
    Reference Person & Soundwalk Leader: Jordan Lacey & Sophie Gleeson
    Meeting point & time: Corner of Flinders Street and Elizabeth Street – in front of the 7-11 at 11 AM
    Contact details: sophie.gleeson@rmit.edu.au




The Global Program of Hush City Soundwalks is part of the Hush City Mobile Lab project, 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 theHEAD-Genuit Foundation.