Hearing Aid


We represent different but related disciplines – environmental science, biology, communication, and human geography. We are interested in exploring the meaning of space and landscapes (campus, urban, and ecological) through soundscapes and going beyond the visual representation of urban biodiversity and ecosystems.

We hope to find answers to questions such as “What do our green spaces mean to the different members of our community? Do they engage or immerse themselves in the available green spaces or find connections with the natural world? How can we encourage them to be more aware of auditory stimuli and to spend more meaningful time outdoors?”

We are building a collection of audio recordings taken in various spaces on campus, featuring sounds of living things (biophony), sounds of wind, water, thunder (geophony), and manmade noise (anthrophony); to challenge us to hear sounds around us in new ways and, hopefully, deepen our connection with nature.

Curious about the Sandbox Projects?

Send an email to sandbox.arete@ateneo.edu or use our contact form.