Thanks to architecture and design company Orproject, however, just as visual memories are captured with pictures, Project Echo has created soundscapes which capture those memories as well.
“The architects used digital acoustic analysis techniques to turn the sound of the city, which constantly surrounds us, into a physical volume. The resulting structure forms the backdrop of the exhibition just as the sound forms the backdrop to the city.” – Orproject
Using digital acoustic analysis techniques, Echo turns the entire exhibition into a interconnected soundscape of Shanghai city. Visually it provides glimpses into what gives the city life, layers upon layers of structures, information, and objects which make up the city as a whole. Could you imagine seeing these exhibited a hundred years from now in future museums, where people will walk around and be given a true glimpse into the atmosphere of what once was? History will become an orchestra of time – sounds, visuals, and all!