Pictured above – Portal installation Trafalger Square, September 2012.

A  Sound portal designed by Arup will be installed in April in the middle of Chelsea’s Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground, becoming the focus of an inter-college project within University of the Arts London, from April to June 2013. The portal was initially unveiled in Trafalger Square as part of the 2012 London Design Festival.

Chelsea will work alongside Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design and London College of Communication, exploring its unique ambisonic sound space, in three different ways. The colleges will begin their individual programmes with a lecture and master-class series, leading to a culminative symposium – Sounding Space, at the start of June.

Launching within the framework of BE OPEN: Inside the Academy, which is the educational platform set up by the think tank, the project is part of a broader aim to explore the five traditional senses with the goal of discovering how to trigger the elusive sixth sense, or intuition. The foundation is committed to developing this concept through innovative projects that create the ultimate synthesis of the sensory and technology.
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