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Campus Soundwalk

September 28, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

in the series
Sound Silence Power

Duncan McHugh, The Learning Centre, Land and Food Systems
Meeting Site: Sopron Gate
A reception follows this event

What happens when we prioritize listening, our aural perception or our environment? How does the ear capture and conceive of space and our surroundings? In what ways might we interpret the sonic environment? How are we contributors to the composition of that environment? These are some of the questions that will orient our soundwalk as we move through UBC campus.

The soundwalk starts at Sopron Gate (at Main Mall just north of Agronomy) and ends at Green College. Our leisurely walk will last approximately one hour, and will be followed by 30 minutes of conversation in the Green College Coach House. The soundwalk will happen rain or shine, so please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

We invite you to read “Soundwalking” by Hildegard Westerkamp in advance of the walk, but the reading is optional and you are welcome to join without any preparation! Following the soundwalk, we will hold the official launch party for the 2023-2024 Sound Silence Power thematic series. Join us for a reception and book giveaway to celebrate the launch of the series. We’ll raffle off copies of our invited speakers’ monographs to celebrate the fantastic lineup.

Please note the special start time and place for this event.