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Soundwave ((7)) Architecture

What I love about my job is the opportunity to design experiences that engage and inspire audiences. At Sköna, I get to do that every day – creating everything from brand campaigns to digital experiences to environmental installations.

This is the very reason I founded the non-profit arts organization MEDIATE Art Group: to create a platform for adventurous art experiences that engage and inspire entire communities. Over the past decade, MEDIATE has produced the Soundwave Biennial, an innovative sound, art and music festival that happens all over San Francisco, often in unusual locations and environments. Artists from different backgrounds come together to create new works that explore important ideas and issues of our time.

Now in its seventh season, Soundwave is inviting artists to explore Architecture, in the midst of one of the biggest development booms in recent history – with countless construction cranes, historic Victorians, and only-in-San Francisco landmarks. So far, during the month of August, artists have explored the extreme resonances at Battery Townsley, a WWII bunker in the Marin Headlands, and taken people for a ride on the moving AudioBus through the Financial, Potrero, Mission Bay, Dogpatch and Bayview districts of San Francisco.

This Thursday, August 20, Soundwave takes over NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences, with live performances, interactive demos and installations and Honey SoundSystem DJs that reveal the sonic connections with architectural wonders amongst fishes, stars and rainforests.  Get Tickets

Then on Saturday, August 29, Soundwave partners with the American Institute of Architects SF at their annual Architecture and the City Festival. Artist and developer Matthew Howell will present Polyenvironments, special tours that explore somatic effects of architectural designs on the human body. Get Tickets

This is the first year of the two-year Architecture season where artists experiment and refine ideas for the grand festival in 2016, where art, sound and music will explode all over San Francisco. An open Call for Proposals is out right now as well, so any and all artists or musicians out there: please apply to be a part of Soundwave ((7)) Architecture in 2016!

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