Educating on Urban Soundscapes: Towards an Immersive Approach to Raise Awareness of Societal Issues

Authors

  • Mohamed Amin Hammami Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University
  • Christophe Claramunt Naval Academy Research Institute – France

Keywords:

Urban soundscape, Environmental acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Immersive pedagogy

Abstract

This project introduces a pedagogical framework to raise awareness of ecological, social, and urban issues through the immersive exploration of urban soundscapes. Building on a methodology combining acoustic and psychoacoustic measurements with questionnaires (Hammami and Claramunt, 2021), learners are immersed in a sound environment through binaural recordings and 3D renderings. They analyze physical and perceptual data, comparing objective measures with subjective feelings. Playful activities deepen their understanding of the role of sound in the urban environment. This experimental and sensitive approach awakens engaged listening in the face of societal challenges. It develops transversal skills and qualities of attention to the environment. By revealing the complexity of urban soundscapes, this project opens up new perspectives for understanding the interactions between sound, space and society.

Published

2024-06-30

How to Cite

1.
Hammami mohamed amin, Claramunt C. Educating on Urban Soundscapes: Towards an Immersive Approach to Raise Awareness of Societal Issues. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2024 Jun. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 13];52(2). Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/4164