The experience of silence and sound in the landscape
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International Landscape Study Days

2024, twentieth edition


The programme for this edition encourages reflection on acoustic elements in landscapes in all of their forms, including sounds, noises, music, voices and silence. It looks at them from the various cultural perspectives around which soundscape studies have developed from the late 1960s onwards, such as ecology, landscape, garden art, architecture, philosophy, pedagogy, literature, and cinema.


first day

Thursday 22nd February 2024


Opening, introduction, Luigi Latini and Simonetta Zanon, conference curators



Geographical silences

Joan Nogué, professor of Human Geography, University of Girona

The role of Ecoacoustics in conservation ecology

Almo Farina, Honorary professor of Ecology, University of Urbino

The acoustic dimension of landscape

Christophe Girot, professor of Landscape Architecture, ETH Zürich



On landscape and representation: from its optical and perspectival origins to acoustic observations

Francesco Bergamo, researcher in Drawing, Iuav University, Venice

For whom the soundscape tolls

Nicola Di Croce, sound artist, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow Iuav University, Venice

Healthy cities and the quest for a quiet life. Policies and practices for sustainable urban development

Antonella Radicchi, architect and urbanist, independent expert for the European Research Executive Agency and the European Urban Initiative



Dusk Chorus

screening of the film by Nika Šaravanja and Alessandro D’Emilia (Italy, 2017, 62’)

based on the project Fragments of Extinction by David Monacchi

introduced by David Monacchi (composer, Conservatorio Statale, Pesaro)



second day

Friday 23rd February 2024


Crossing the border, listening to rurality

Leandro Pisano, curator and independent researcher

“Sileo”. Level zero of the landscape in educational relationships

Lorena Rocca, professor of Human Geography and Geography didactics, University of Padua / The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

“Un suono in estinzione”: an art, science and popularization project

Sergio Maggioni (aka NEUNAU), sound designer and researcher, and Filippo Rosati, president of the art platform Umanesimo Artificiale, introduction by Matteo Vianello, independent researcher, fellow 2023 in Fondazione Benetton



Sound, silence, noise and… music in a forest

Jérôme Sueur, professor of Ecology, Muséum national d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris

Starfield Simulation, site specific sound art projects in the Scania Park

Frans Gillberg, landscape architect, Malmö

“Faire-jardin”, building a transdisciplinary approach

Diane Schuh, landscape architect, musician, Paris

Sound gardens

Nadine Schütz, sound architect, soundscape composer, Paris/Zürich