About

Caroline Claus is a Brussels-based urban researcher and sound artist.

Her work explores urban landscapes as milieus for contemporary listening and new urban space. Her interests include the analysis of urban sonic environments – both as materiality and physical form, and as experience, as sound machines and technologies – to understand the role of sonic affect (acoustic comfort & beyond) in dynamics of territoriality, as well as linking these affective tendencies to strategies for public urban space.

Her research materializes in three main areas: sound ethnography and strategies for site-specific soundings, studio collaborations, consultancy and seminars for common dialogue, & publishing as feedback to action.

Caroline studied Sociology (Ugent) and Urbanism, Spatial Planning & Design (EhB & VUB ∣ Cum Laude). She holds a PhD in Architecture from KU Leuven.