SENSOTRA

- 31.12.2021

Research group

Sensory Transformations and Transgenerational Environmental Relationships in Europe, 1950-2020

SENSOTRA is a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant funded five-year-long-project.

The project aims at producing new understandings of the changes in people’s sensory environmental relationships in three European cities during a particular period in history, 1950–2020.

Sensory Transformations and Transgenerational Environmental Relationships in Europe, 1950-2020

SENSOTRA is a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant funded five-year-long-project.

The project aims at producing new understandings of the changes in people’s sensory environmental relationships in three European cities during a particular period in history, 1950–2020.

It will offer a focused window on cultural transformations of the sensory by introducing a new transgenerational methodology, ethnographic “sensobiography”. Why now? Firstly, innovative and thoroughly researched information about sensory environmental relationships is in great demand. If the findings are successful, their challenge to several conventional dichotomies will provide results whose interdisciplinary impact extends beyond cultural, sound, and music studies to areas of psychology, human geography, environmental aesthetics, and media history and theory.