Multimodal Hong Kong : Documenting soundscape and smellscape at places of intangible cultural heritage

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review

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Author(s)

  • Francesco Aletta
  • Jieling Xiao
  • Kongmeng Liew
  • Lok Him Lam
  • Lishan Wei

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Inter-Noise 2024
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2024

Conference

Title53rd International Congress & Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE 2024)
Locationhttps://internoise2024.org/
PlaceFrance
CityNantes
Period25 - 29 August 2024

Abstract

The sensory cultural heritage creates identity and cohesion in a community. The Multimodal Hong Kong (MMHK) started in January 2023 and aims to build a database of soundscape and smellscape at culturally significant sites. This paper will introduce the project and its objectives, present results from a pilot survey, and describe the development of a field work methodology. Data collection methods include Ambisonics audio, 360 ̊ video, and 'smellprints', together with on-site observations based on the Soundscape Indices survey protocol and the Dravnieks-McGinley-Zarzo ‘smell atlas’. Currently having data from 20 sites, MMHK aims to reach 100 within the project’s duration, as well as conduct outreach such as sensory walks, interviews, and workshops with stakeholders. The overall goal is to produce in-depth knowledge of how information, via multiple sensory modalities, constitute the perceived quality of places, and thence, how an intangible cultural heritage emerges in Hong Kong. This knowledge will enable future research and applications in urban spatial design, experiencescape, and virtual tourism.

Research Area(s)

  • soundscape, smellscape, Intangible Cultural Heritage, Hong Kong

Bibliographic Note

Since this conference is yet to commence, the information for this record is subject to revision.

Citation Format(s)

Multimodal Hong Kong: Documenting soundscape and smellscape at places of intangible cultural heritage. / Lindborg, PerMagnus; Aletta, Francesco; Xiao, Jieling et al.
Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2024. 2024.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary WorksRGC 32 - Refereed conference paper (with host publication)peer-review