Sounding public space: Sound artists in the public domain
The right to quiet has been defined as a public commons (Franklin, 1993). Public space in Australia is becoming increasingly sound designed. This presentation investigates the variety of approaches by sound artists who have installed public space drawing on the three year ARC Australian Sound Design Project's research, website, http://www.sounddesign.unimelb.edu.au and public outreach Hearing Place. Current trends and practices will be compared and contrasted and conclusions drawn about the implications for Australia's soundscape in the future.