RESONATE lisbon conference to explore relationships between architecture, art, and sound

RESONATE lisbon conference to explore relationships between architecture, art, and sound

RESONATE lisbon is a one-day conference, which will be held at the AL_A-designed MAAT museum on february 12, 2018. titled ‘thinking sound and space’, the conference will use architectural case studies to explore the relationships between architecture, art, and sound. designboom, who is an official media partner of the event, will be in lisbon to moderate a discussion on the topic where kjetil thorsen, snøhetta’s founding partner, will speak in depth about the oslo opera house. read on for more information about RESONATE lisbon and the full list of speakers involved.

RESONATE lisbon conference
the MAAT museum is located on the banks of lisbon’s tagus river
image © fernando guerra | FG+SG



on february 12, 2018, RESONATE lisbon will bring together architects, artists, and experts to discuss architecture’s fourth dimension — acoustics. principals from renowned architecture firms diller scofidio + renfro, snøhetta, foster + partners, and henning larsen architects will exchange with sound designers from meyer sound, arup, and several artists and performers. ‘sound is at the very heart of our human experience,’ say the founders of meyer sound, john and helen meyer, who are collaborating on this event with its main co-organizers and curators, MAAT museum and reSITE.

RESONATE lisbon conference
the building was designed by british firm AL_A
image © fernando guerra | FG+SG



at the event, elizabeth diller will present DS+R’s longstanding engagement with architecture in sound, including the transformation of the lincoln center, the high line, and the shed. she will also speak about the museum of image and sound on copacabana beach in rio de janeiro. peer teglgaard jeppesen, partner at henning larsen architects, will also present his firm’s work, before the day culminates with snøhetta’s kjetil t. thorsen speaking discussing the oslo opera house. among other topics, thorsen will speak about the challenge of designing a concert hall that attempts to strike a balance between reverberant orchestral sound while carrying a clear voice from opera singers.

RESONATE lisbon conference
a waterfront promenade leads to the MAAT’s elevated roof terrace
image © hufton + crow



meanwhile, the link between the history and the future of acoustics and architecture will be drawn by arup’s raj patel and michael jones, senior partner at foster + partners. this will be followed by a discussion with meyer sound’s expert john pellowe, a multiple grammy awards winner. other speakers include joão santa-rita, of portuguese firm santa-rita & associados, as well as miguel álvarez-fernández, joana carneiro, bill fontana, bernhard leitner, and xavier veilhan — all of whom will approach the subject from an artistic standpoint.

RESONATE lisbon conference
the oslo opera house is one of three architectural case studies that will be looked at



the event is closely related to bill fontana’s ‘shadow soundings’ installation at MAAT and will offer the last opportunity to explore it on an artist-led tour before its closing. more information about RESONATE lisbon can be found here, while designboom readers are able to gain access to discounted tickets by using the promotional code ‘iLoveDesignboom’ when purchasing tickets online via this link.

RESONATE lisbon conference
kjetil trædal thorsen, co-founder of snøhetta, is one of the event’s speakers

RESONATE lisbon conference
RESONATE lisbon will take place on february 12, 2018



RESONATE lisbon is a one-day conference organized by MAAT and reSITE aimed at an exclusive architecture, tech and art audience, focusing on architectural soundscapes, the technological innovation of sound environments, and the creation of ground-breaking acoustic experiences. the event is presented in collaboration with meyer sound.

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