International Year of Sound 2020-2021

Event Calendar

The Year of Sound will be celebrated with events originating at the regional, the national, and the international levels. Here we list all events that have an acoustical outreach component in line with the goals of the Year of Sound.


21 June 2021United Kingdom

Light & Sound for Heritage Sites

A collaboration has begun between UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering and the Polytechnic Institute of Turin, Italy and University of Roma Tre, Italy, thanks to seed funding awarded via the Cities Partnership programme. The novelty of this research is to identify a procedure aimed at evaluating the influence that different acoustic conditions together with the lighting ones can induce on the people perception by an artistically significant and relevant place, such as the archaeological area of the Colosseum in Rome (which includes the archaeological site called “Fori Imperiali”). The final goal is to define a procedure starting from the consolidated one for the soundscape analyses by implementing questionnaires and measurements with assessments also related to the lighting environment.

Final webinar to present results of the study, with invited speakers from industry and professional bodies in UK and Italy for urban sound and light environments – scheduled for June 21st, 2021 via Zoom. This is open to the public.

Location: online

Organisation Responsible: University College London

Contact: Francesco Aletta, at


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