KLANGUMWELT Ernst-Reuter-Platz
Edited by: Alex Arteaga, Gunnar Green, Boris Hassenstein
192 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9889375-7-4

 

 

 

The term “Klangumwelt” can be translated as “aural environment” or, better, “aural surrounding world”. It stands for a radically embodied, situated, and non-representationalist research on the relationships between aural activity and environment. This concept has been developed at the Auditory Architecture Research Unit (Berlin University of the Arts) based on an enactive approach to cognition.

This book presents proposals for the transformation of Ernst-Reuter-Platz, a city square in Berlin. They are the results of a process of auditory artistic research and design developed according to this new approach.

The Auditory Architecture Research Unit at the Berlin University of the Arts is devoted to the development of aural-based practices, methods and strategies for the research and transformation of the environment from a phenomenological and enactivist perspective. It is associated to the MA Sound Studies and Sonic Arts.

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Alex Arteaga’s research integrates aesthetic and philosophical practices relating to the emergence of sense and knowledge, architectural and art practices through phenomenological and enactivist approaches. He studied piano, music theory, composition, electroacoustic music, and architecture in Berlin and Barcelona, and received a PhD in philosophy from the Humboldt University. He heads the Auditory Architecture Research at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Boris Hassenstein runs his architectural studio based in Berlin. A strong focus of his work is set on the aspects of construction as a process and collaboration in the genesis of architecture. He studied architecture in Berlin. Currently he teaches at the MA Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts and is a member of the Auditory Architecture Research Unit at the Berlin University of the Arts.

Gunnar Green is founder of Studio TheGreenEyl. He studied Design Interactions at the Royal Collage of Art in London and Visual Communication at Berlin University of the Arts. Between 2010 and 2014 he was research fellow at Bauhaus University Weimar. Amongst others his work has been shown at MoMA New York, Design Museum London and Ars Electronica