The combined sound & lightwalks were invented in 2016 by Antonella Radicchi and Dietrich Henckel, respectively expert in soundscape research and lightscape studies. A combined sound and lightwalk usually focuses on two senses at a time (i.e. hearing and vision) and it takes place in the time-space of the night , since artificial light is mainly a nocturnal phenomenon. To define this novel method of combined sound and light walks, theory and practice of sound walking are taken as a reference. A combined sound and lightwalk are therefore defined as any excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment and looking at its artificially lit components. For practice, it is taken as a reference the “4 Variations” framework, which indicates how to perform silent soundwalks, commented soundwalks with “simple evaluation points”, “solo soundwalks” and “soundwalks with complex evaluation points” (Radicchi 2017).
Ideation, organization and leading of public group sound & light walks (with D. Henckel):
• Berlin, Germany, 28 November 2019. Combined sound & light walk in the neighbourhood Friedrichshain at the “Stadt Nach Acht 2019 – International Nightlife“ Conference.
• Rome, Italy, 7 June 2017. Combined sound & light walk in the neighbourhood Celio, Rome, at the 32nd Italian Congress of Geography.
• Florence, Italy, 29 November 2016. Combined sound & light walk in the neighbourhoood Santa Croce with the students of the TU Berlin.
• Berlin, Germany, 3 November 2016. Combined sound & light walk in the neighbourhoood Kreuzberg with the students of the TU Berlin.