Tuned City
Berlin — Germany
Mission statement

Tuned City is a platform which proposes an examination of the relations between architecture and sound. 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 art. 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. A dialogue will be built at the intersection of both disciplines which traces out the complex relations and interactions of space-sound, both presenting and testing new strategies, methods, possibilities and potentials of sound work within the artistic and applied context. 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 and discussed a new evaluation of architectural spaces from the perspective of the acoustic. See tuned city 2008. Tuned City continues as a platform, exploring other cities and locations with their own cultural and social settings, working theoretically and practically on the question how sound and architecture are related.