We are thrilled to host Carsten Stabenow, Artistic Director of Tuned City, who will give a seminar on this urban sound art festival, which has been presented in Berlin (2008), Nürnberg (2011), Tallinn (2010-11) and Brussels (2013). Tuned City draws the traditions of critical discussion about urban space within the architecture and urban planning discourse–as well as its strategies and working methods–into the context of sound and listening. This expanded discussion reenforces the potential of the spatial and communicative properties of sound as a tool and means of urban practice.
Carsten Stabenow (1972) works as free curator, producer, communication designer and artist on the intersection of artistic production and mediation. He studied communications and postgraduate interdisciplinary studies in berlin and is initiator of diverse festivals, formats and initiatives within the context of new media, art + science and sound art. Carsten Stabenow is the founder of the german media art festival garage, initiator and artistic director of tuned city and co-founder of the Berlin art and media production platform DOCK. As a member of the staalplaat soundsystem and solo he has realised several installations and performed worldwide.