In this moment of a global pandemic, wherein movement on a worldwide scale has undergone a drastic reduction, the very idea of cultural journeys has undergone a transformation. In this new context, the dimension of journey opens up to possible, new sensorial destinations, where sound can represent a vector for the imagination and develop an immersive knowledge, both in terms of understanding cities, places and geographies as well as in relation to the study of cultures and languages.
Immersive Cities is a project specifically for the Italian language students of the Italian Cultural Institute of Melbourne, where the recipients will be guided by several sound artists to experience different Italian cities and the search for the sonorous identity of places, voices, cultures imagined and known through the study of language and experiences, now, through the immersive dimension of listening to soundscapes. However, there is scope for expanding the experience to include all those people who want to reach into the heart of the Italian soundscape and be immersed.
Thanks to RMIT/SAAC, DISCUI/Università degli Studi di Urbino, Sound Studies Forum, Liminaria.