Acoustic Space, Sign and Community Identity

  • José Bica
Keywords: Sign, Soundscape, Acoustic space, Public Art, Sound, Identity


The contribution of soundscape studies is a way to understand local cultural identity and gives importance to local communities of a specific place. Through public art and acoustic communication, a system of signs and symbols presented by a community can be mapped and/or created. Sound as a tool allows the community identity of a place to be defended, while its inherited cultural values, knowledge and traditions are evidenced.

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