First-year Georgia Tech students in Dr. Lauren Neefe's spring 2018 English 1102 course, "Architectures of Sound: Poetry, Place, Politics," documented sounds in specific locations throughout Georgia Tech's Atlanta campus. They selected locations for their similarity to spaces in the university's Living Building, currently under construction, where sound will potentially affect or call attention to the Equity Petal objectives of the International Living Future Institute's Living Building Challenge.
First-year Georgia Tech students in Dr. Lauren Neefe's summer 2018 course, "Architecture, Sound, Sustainability," recorded the sounds of traveling to and walking on the newly completed Proctor Creek Greenway on Atlanta's Westside. The latest portion of the city's renowned infrastructure project, the BeltLine, opened to the public in May 2018 and now confronts the challenge of developing without displacing some of Atlanta's most critically underserved neighborhoods. After studying the Equity Petal of the Living Building Challenge, the students documented the "aural architecture" of their new neighbors' own "living laboratory."