Sounds in urban spaces

ReSilence will support Art-Driven Experiments through Open Calls to artists and artist-SME teams, with a specific budget allocated for this purpose. Artists in ReSilence will have access to a wide number of AI and XR technologies developed in the project and access to new technologies to explore the borders between sound and silence in a changing world by producing sound awareness in urban spaces (not only reducing the intensity of noise, but also considering it as energy producer and designing positive sounds, sounds we want to preserve and multiply). We will consider new types of sonic urban experiences that expand possibilities for accessibility, active participation/engagement, sustainability and social inclusion, assessing trust around AI & XR technologies. ReSilence organizes its activities around four pilot use cases, 1) musical experience design centered on the active participation of citizens in live music performances, 2) the new silence of mobility 3) the acoustic perception of outdoor urban soundscapes 4) enhanced experiences for people with hearing and vision impairments.

The MPIEA will be mainly responsible for the pilot use case 1, together with Casa Paganini, Genova, and the University of Maastricht.


ReSilence is a project that is part of the S+T+ARTS initiative of the European Commission to foster alliances between science, technology, and the arts, centred on human needs and values. In order to encourage collaboration of research projects and artists, S+T+ARTS funds residencies of artists in technology institutions, as well as activities of scientists and technologists in artists’ studios.

Duration: September 2022 – February 2025
Consortium:  Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (GR), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (GR), Maurice Benayoun (FR), Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics (GER), Maastricht University (NL), Thessaloniki Concert Hall (GR), University of Genova (IT), University Pompeu Fabra (ES), WESOUND (GER)



Georgakopoulou, N., Kosti, M. V., Diplaris, S., Benayoun, M., Camurri, A., de Gelder, B., Wald-Fuhrmann, M., et al. (2024). ReSilence: Retune the soundscape of future cities through art and science collaboration. In E. Tibloux (Ed.), Proceedings: ISEA2023 SYMBIOSIS (pp. 421-431). École des Arts Décoratifs.