The presentation illustrates the results of the doctoral research I conducted both at the SA+P at MIT (USA), and at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Florence (IT) and several projects for the city of Florence.
In the dissertation “On the Sonic Image of the city. Designing soundscapes in contemporary city”, I conceived the analytical tool of “tender soundmap” (of Florence) and the design tool of “sonic niche” as a resource for a design process able to achieve the ideal synthesis in designing physical and acoustic space in contemporary city. The “tender soundmap” is an example of soundmap for the city of Florence, which I developed from scratch, where the sonic environment is interpreted from an emotional standpoint. The sonic niche is “a relational sonic space of intimacy and sharing whose changing boundaries are defined each time by its own structural and sound qualities”.
The presentation presents the “tender soundmap” and several design projects where I applied the sonic niche to enhance and create urban atmospheres in the city of Florence (IT): Soundscapes Oltrarno, SMLXL, Le Piagge: Listen!
29 de Novembro @ 18h
Sala Multiusos 3 // Edifício ID // Piso 4
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas Universidade Nova de Lisboa ::: Avda de Berna 26C
Antonella Radicchi is an architect and researcher in urban design. She undertook doctoral research both at the SA+P, MIT (USA) and at the Faculty of Architecture, Florence (IT). Her dissertation "On the sonic image of the city” was awarded of the 2010 INU Award, for the best dissertation in Urbanism, and the 2012 Research Award – City of Florence, for the best dissertations to be published. Antonella has taught and lectured both in Italy and abroad, and since 2011 she collaborates in research projects with Tempo Reale, Center for Music Research and Education. She has 7 years teaching experience at the university level, and since 2012 she has been Adjunct Professor at Kent State University in Florence.
Her theoretical and design research involves three long-term themes, related to “Sensuous Urbanism” and focused on:
the role of the non-visual senses in environmental perception, and the value of such knowledge in urban design;
the study of urban soundscapes to achieve the design of both physical and sonic urban spaces;
the importance of intangible and emotional relationships between sounds and humans and the use of such knowledge in urban design.