A new book by Caroline Claus & Q-O2, with a graphic design by Bureau Adriaan Tas.

Though sound is a central feature within urban life, it still receives little to no attention within processes of urban planning. The main difficulty in integrating sound is that it remains largely immeasurable — decibel levels say little about whether a sound is wanted or not, intrusive or welcome.

STUDIO_L28: SONIC PERSPECTIVES ON URBANISM hooks into the debate here, experimenting with tools and strategies of observation, mapping, and planning. By mixing research practices from theoretical, professional, and artistic fields, the publication argues for an integration of sound in urban planning that is multifaceted, versatile, and keenly observed.

Available on or order directly from Q-O2 (12 euro, shipping not included).