This workshop intends to explore ways of developing a crowdsourced sound archive whose main aim is to raise public awareness of urban and cultural sounds and to protect these sounds as a collective work. Providing the opportunity of expanding with future and past soundscapes of also other cities, this crowdsourced sound archive will offer a sustainable system for collecting urban sounds. In the workshop, we will have discussions on already existing sound archives and search ways of developing a crowdsourced one.

The workshop is planned as two sections and each focus group research lasts 2 hours. First section will be held in DesignLab at Koç University on 10th March between 10:00-12:00, and the second section will be held in RCAC on 12th March between 15:00-17:00. The workshops are open to designers, engineers, people dealing with sounds and anyone who wants to contribute.