Sonic Kinesthetic Forest

Track:
ECO-SENSING
What:
Talk
When:
12:00, Friday 7 May 2021 (30 minutes)
Discussion:
0
Rennie Tang, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona USA, Eleni-Ira Panourgia, Université Gustave Eiffel France and Lisa Sandlos, York University, Canada


Our project explores sensory-driven research methodologies that fuel a creative process for the design of a forest landscape. We ask the question, how can landscape design research be advanced and enriched through the integration of sonic and kinesthetic methodologies? As a collaboration between a landscape designer, movement analyst and sound artist, we are working with a group of graduate students in landscape architecture on a parallel study of trees and bodies. The students will analyze different species of trees, focusing on their sonic identity and well as their kinesthetic qualities, using tools provided by the sound and movement specialists respectively. Using the same methods the students will analyze a selected person, who is positioned as the perceiver of a particular species of tree. Based on these analyses each student will design a tree-body intervention, which will provide the seeds for a more expansive urban forestry project on the Cal Poly Pomona University campus.


Presenter
Université Gustave Eiffel
Teaching and Research Fellow in Art/Sound
Presenter
California Polytechnic University Pomona
Presenter
York University
Faculty