Merate Barakat

Urban Sonic Networking: Urban Design through Acoustic Sensory Manipulation

Supervisors: George Jeronimidis, Michael Weinstock

The aim of the research is to design a network of urban spaces through acoustical design manipulation methods, in lieu of the traditional visual approach to urban design. The acoustical urban network design will also address the manipulation of other senses. The initial experimental work has addressed the problem of defining the scale of the research and its temporal dimensions.

Merate Barakat received her BSc from the Arab Academy of Science in Technology, Alexandria, MArch from the University of Utah and MSc from the University of Nottingham. She has worked for Prescott Muir Architects in Salt Lake City, Utah, collaborating on numerous projects that received American Institute of Architects design awards.

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