And If Not Now, When? opened today at National Museum of Scotland.
Hi-tech solution to filming in the rain. Reflection courtesy of one of Edinburgh’s new all-electric bus fleet. Having recently spent a lot of time standing out here, I’ve noticed how much their quietness reduces the overall noise out in the streets.
We were out filming at 4am the other morning for our “And If Not Now, When?” project. The plan was to capture car-free streets. However, the vehicles had been replaced by seagulls, pigeons and a fox fighting over last night’s KFC. Not really what we were after.
Over many years designing sound in public spaces, I have been struck by the fact that the greater part of our urban highways are given over to the few occupants of private vehicles, most of whom are driving the equivalent distance of an easy walk. Meanwhile, everyone else, the vast majority of urban dwellers, areContinue reading “And If Not Now, When?”