Listening Lund – starting a centre
During the development phase, the activities of the centre focused on mapping current education and research linked to the field of activity of the Sound Environment Centre. A survey was sent out to heads of department and equivalent at Lund University and other higher education institutions in the region to enquire about ongoing projects in the field of acoustic environments. An inventory was also made of courses relating to acoustic environments.
A number of symposia have been held since 2006 with the aim of bringing together researchers, students and representatives of public authorities and the media. Themes have included “Disturbing sounds”, “Seductive sounds”, “Operative sounds”, “Harmful sounds”, “Sound and learning” and “Sounds in history”.
The symposia have been held regularly to high acclaim. They have been featured in the media on a number of occasions and have always been well attended.
Many presentations from the symposia have also been published in the Sound Environment Centre’s report series.
The Board has appointed a reference group and an international mentor group to guide the centre’s activities.
Frans Mossberg is employed as the director/coordinator of the Sound Environment Centre. His role includes initiating and developing research projects within the activities of the centre.