Oasis of quiet


Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

Afestival project in Australia is encouraging people to find quiet spaces in noisy places. Brainchild of artist Jason Sweeney, the Stereorepublic project, a part of the summer-end celebrations in Adelaide, intends to sensitise planners towards considering sound as an important factor in a city’s environment.

Adelaide is in the middle of a season of festivals and events and amid the buzz, Sweeney has been asking people “to seek out quiet spaces that they might consider places of retreat”. His collaborater, Martin Potter, says anyone could get involved using a smart phone app or a computer to “share photographs of their favourite, and sometimes secret, quiet space around the city.” The submissions range from green pockets, to an underground car park and rarelyvisited alleyways.

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