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By Learning Site
Chicago, Illinois: Half Letter Press, 2011
Pages: 56
Dimensions: 8.5” in x 5.5” in
Cover: paperback
Binding: perfectbound
Process: offset
Color: full color throughout
Edition Size: 1000
ISBN: 978-87-92065-06-3

Learning Book #004 examines the relation of speech to place and architecture to political and cultural landscape. Audible Dwelling is a mobile dwelling and a stereo loudspeaker system. The first version of the project, Audible Dwelling 1.0, took place between autumn 2009 and spring 2010 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The second version, Audible Dwelling 1.1 is scheduled to take place in 2012 in Malmo and Copenhagen.

This publication is a record of the research that inspired the Audible Dwelling project. This volume contains observations on the research by Learning Site and specially commissioned essays by Katarina Bonnevier, on the design work of Eileen Gray, and Justin Stapleton, on the history of transmission line speakers. This publication also contavins full details of the first use of Audible Dwelling 1.0 in Columbus, Ohio, United States. The themes covered in this publication include: the history and politics of speaking houses, the autocity as aesthetic and political landscape, the relationship of revolutions to renovation, and the gender and political opinions of furniture.

Learning Site (Rikke Luther and Cecilia Wendt) was formed in 2004. Learning Site is a platform for exchange and dialogue between people from different disciplines, practices and backgrounds who have a common interest in learning. Learning Site projects learn from, and respond to, the dynamics of local cultures, environments, resources and economies.

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