Sites|&|Sounds is a space for various speculative projects created by Sarah Barns. Most of these have in common an interest in new spaces of urban interaction in the digital age. Sarah lives in Sydney, which means many of these projects are Sydney-based, but the geographical terrain is opening up.
Many of the projects featured here explore digital storytelling and place-making approaches with a strong focus on creatively interpreting historical collections using projection, soundwalks, and other cross-platform digital formats.
Topics covered here relate to urban history & planning, creative archives, urban informatics, locative/mobile media, soundscapes and sound archives, and public art installations. Sarah completed a PhD in urbanism and digital communications design titled The Death and Life of the Real-Time City (book forthcoming!), and has a background as a digital strategist and researcher working for cultural & media organisations like the ABC, the Australia Council for the Arts, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, the Creative Industries Innovation Centre and Arup.
Sarah was recently engaged as an Urban Studies Foundation Fellow through the University of Western Sydney, and creates community based heritage projects and platforms through creative collaboration ESEM Projects.
To get in touch you can reach Sarah at barns [dot] sarah [at] gmail [dot] com, follow on Twitter through _sarahbarns, or through LinkedIn.