Pınar Çevikayak Yelmi talks about the urban identities of Istanbul and London by comparing cultural sounds of these two cities. Yelmi has been conducting research on the urban sounds of Istanbul since 2010. The talk is based on her PhD research project “The Soundscape of Istanbul” and “London Soundsslike Project” which Yelmi initiated during her research at the British Library. As urban sounds are of great importance in terms of intangible cultural heritage, it is significant and necessary to protect cultural soundmarks of the city to sustain cultural identity and cultural memory. Both projects approach everyday traditions and daily urban life from a sonic perspective and aim to increase public awareness of cultural sounds.

The talk will take place at SOHO House on 12th December 2017 between 19:30-20:30.