Smart Citizens Lab

Amsterdam Sounds: sound safari in the city

7-11-19 20:00 - 7-11-19 22:00
Waag, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

This evening is all about sound pollution in Amsterdam. We inform you about the latest developments in sensor technology for measuring sound pollution and share inspiring examples of bottom-up projects. You will also get started with measuring and recording sounds around the Waag.


20:00 Introduction: what is sound pollution and how can we measure it with sensors?
20:40 Measuring sound: sound safari in the Nieuwmarkt area
21:45 Drinks: informal conversation and sharing insights

With contributions by Jan-Kees Schakel (Sensing Clues), Foteini Setaki (Studio Phi, PhD in architecture and acoustics TU Delft), Nick Mabjaia (RIVM) en Judith Veenkamp (Waag).

Tickets are 5 euros (including one drink)

Amsterdam Sounds

This evening is part of the Amsterdam Sounds project, a platform for sensing sound pollution in Amsterdam. Through several pilots, citizen measurements and events we will research sound pollution in different locations in the city. We collect data together with citizens using experimental sensor technology. By collecting the data together and creating a shared reality, we want to explore and design new solutions. This approach is called Citizen Sensing. Thanks to this new methodology citizens, entrepreneurs, experts and policy makers can cooperate on this topic in a new way.

Amsterdam Sounds is a project by Waag, Municipality of Amsterdam, Ombudsman Metropole Region Amsterdam, Sensemakers Amsterdam and Sensing Clues.