methodological challenges associated with listening to a space
Sounds are not just sounds; they are created, heard and interpreted within a cultural system of expectations and norms. Hearing is a sense that is intertwined with images and cultural preconceptions. In this article, I attempt to determine whether it is possible to grasp how the space of the home sounds via the sense of hearing; i.e., by listening. Furthermore, I examine some of the methodological challenges associated with listening to a space (as sound), interpreting what is heard and then representing the sounds in a text. I also discuss the types of knowledge that may be created through auditory and visual approaches.
Culture Unbound, 2014
Home sounds, hearing, interpretation, mixed methods, auditory knowledge; Forskningsmetode