The BE OPEN Sound Portal is open each day this week from 10am to 4.15pm, on the Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground at Chelsea College of Art & Design, Millbank.
It is the result of a collaboration between BE OPEN, a foundation that supports innovation and creativity, and The London Design Festival. The portal, designed by ARUP, forms part of BE OPEN’s research into sensory design and its potential impact on the environment.
UAL has used the portal as part of an inter-college project, where students from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London College of Communication and Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design have worked with its ambisonic technology to create sound compositions.
Each college has adopted its own thematic. Chelsea’s Sound as Measure looks at sound as an integral element of interior and spatial design work. London College of Communication is focusing on the thematic of Sound, place and memory, and Nomad Lab, led by Central Saint Martins, explores the creative potential of working across different artistic disciplines; to be nomadic.
More about their individual pieces.