Caroline Claus is a Brussels-based urban
) researcher. Her work concentrates on issues of space, place and culture, the geography of lifeworlds, sonic experience and the design of urban acoustic environments. Acoustic ecology theory and the avant-garde output of independent electronic record labels
provide the conceptual and methodological basis for a transdisciplinary research on the role of sonic vibrations in public urban space development. Through participatory soundwalks and sonic cartography, she investigates sound's potential and of all practices sound-related, for urban transition. She has long term experience in supporting organizations in the social sphere in their organization of outreach-based community involvement in Brussels
urban development processes. As a consultant she has contributed to the design of transitory processes for new railway park/ places in the western part of the Brussels-Capital Region. Caroline studied sociology, and urbanism and spatial planning and is currently doing a PhD at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, Brussels.