Tuned City is a platform researching relations between sound and space in the urban context.
The project draws the traditions of critical discussion about urban space within the architecture and urban planning discourse–as well as its strategies and working methods–into the context of sound and listening. This expanded discussion reenforces the potential of the spatial and communicative properties of sound as a tool and means of urban practice.
At the foundations of this event are artists’ works and theoretical approaches which examine in a critical and sensitive way the given urban and architectural situations alongside their resulting socio-political implications, that re-use existing spaces or that conceive and open new spaces.
Exploration and research are equally important as the artistic outcomes and are developed and presented very sitespecific in a strong interaction between the aspects.
The first exhibition and conference project Tuned City – Between sound and space speculation was taking place from July 01.-05. 2008 in Berlin, almost 100 artists, architects and thinkers gathered together in a variety of locations around the city.
Tuned City continues as a platform, exploring other cities and locations with their own cultural and social settings, working very site specific, theoretically and practically on the question how sound and architecture are related.