The International Ambiances Network aims at structuring and developing the research field of architectural and urban ambiances. It wishes to promote the sensory domain in the questioning and design of lived space. This sensitive approach of the built environment involves all the senses (sound, light, odors, touch, heat, etc.).
The International Ambiances Network favors multisensoriality and pluridisciplinarity (human and social sciences; architecture and urban planning; engineering and applied physics). It is open to a wide variety of profiles and includes research activities as well as design, teaching or artistic ones.
February 24-26th, 2014, Tunis, Tunisia
Taking Tunisia as a case study, this international conference addresses the possibility of sharing contemporary public spaces in the Mediterranean. It addresses the role played by architecture and urban forms in the sharing process itself and also invites to think of future forms and ambiences in a context of hyper-plurality in which the notion of neighborhood is put into question and the notion of space marking is more than ever re-explored...
Cresson's Winter School 2014
The 2nd edition of the winter school, one-week intensive training, aiming to share the knowledge and the know-how of Cresson laboratory research team in the field of sound, is held, this year, under the theme "Sound auscultation of architecture".
14 & 15 novembre 2013, Nantes, France
Les terminaux mobiles et notamment les tablettes tactiles, grâce à leurs multiples capacités d’affichage et d’interaction, leurs capteurs embarqués et leur connectivité, font émerger de nouveaux questionnements pour les pratiques de design urbain. Ils laissent entrevoir de nouvelles manières d’aborder le projet in situ, d’organiser les données virtuelles et réelles, de saisir les ambiances spécifiques d’un lieu, de faire interagir les multiples acteurs et usagers des espaces habités.
The International Ambiances Network currently hosts 595 individual members and 27 teams representative of many countries.
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Call for papers and Audio works: Invisible Places, Sounding Cities - Sound, Urbanism and Sense of Place
Often acoustic space is ignored in the construction of a public space, yet the negative impact this has does not seem to get many complaints. People rarely require more quality of the sonic world, because the average consumer does not have the necessary references to change this state of affairs...
Deadline for Abstracts Submission: 15 March 2014
Deadline for Audio Works Submission: 31 March 2014
Panel "Exploring 'atmospheres': an anthropological approach?"
This panel invites an engagement with the concept of 'atmospheres' and its relevance for anthropological research. Focussed on an exploration of atmospheres, we will discuss critically how affect, perception, sociality and actions are creative of and co-created by atmospheric spaces and bodies.
The fact that computers have become truly portable (smart phones) while being powerful enough to perform complex calculations in real-time is a very recent phenomenon. If a system capable of generating and capturing audio can share a user’s mobility, is the status of that audio changed? Can there be new forms of audio art that result from mobility?
The Architecture of Spirituality in a Multicultural Setting
The 6th Annual Symposium on Architecture, Culture and Spirituality (ACS 6) will take place at Trinity Colege in the University of Toronto. The topic is "The Architecture of Spirituality in a Multicultural Setting" and will explore the nature of spiritual expression as articulated in form and space within a multicultural framework. This objective will be pursued in paper-project-presentation sessions responding to the four themes: Identity; Sharing; Conflict; and Forgiveness.
The Senses and Urban Public Space
How do the senses and the public space of the city shape one another? In light of growing scholarly interest in the historical specificities of sensorial experiences in various times and places, this session invites reflection on the ways in which the construction of public space is fundamentally bound up to people’s bodily engagement with the urban environment...