Julián GrijalbaInstitución Universitaria Colegio Mayor del Cauca · Department of Art and Desing
My colleagues and I currently lead a research focus on soundscape mapping in European and Latin American regions.
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Julián Grijalba is a Colombian DJ/Producer and Architect. His research lines are urban planning, focusing on soundscapes mapping; urban master plans updates, developed in the challenging cities of the Global South; and sound art, through electronic audio synthesis, and experimental sound design. His work has been devoted to expanding the urban soundscape understanding of his nation (Colombia) and wider regions (especially, Latin America and Europe).
September 2021 - December 2022
Government of Cauca
- I supported the process of reorganization of public real estate property belonging to Cauca, a region located in southwest Colombia.
January 2018 - August 2019
Popayán City Hall
- I assisted in an urban rehabilitation plan to improve the quality of open public spaces in Popayán (Colombia).
August 2012 - November 2017
Institución Universitaria Colegio Mayor del Cauca
Field of study
Urban soundscape consists of physical and perceptual characteristics. Its study makes it possible to understand the interaction between citizens and the acoustic environment where they live. This work examines the soundscape of the historic quarter of Popayán, Colombia. 121 measurements of noise and 50 records of perceived loudness in situ were mad...
The Cauca corridor, comprised between Santander de Quilichao and Piendamó populations, is one of the many territorial realities that enrich both cultural and ethnographic diversity of Colombia. Many “new” dynamics are occurred in this region about this diversity, and the project that we present is focused on – from the creation-researching- and by...
Ciudad sónica is a book that evaluates the spatio-temporal behaviour of the soundscape in the urban context of Latin America; a scenario where this issue has been weakly addressed. The book emphasizes the need to understand the complex interaction between citizens and their closest acoustic environment, which, in other words, is defined as the per...
The soundscape paradigm is the emerging alternative to the reductionist vision of noise in all the cities around the world. In particular, urban sound studies of 21 century focus on integrating both physical and perceptual factors, which underlie the interaction between citizenship and its closest acoustic environment. This study examines the sound...
Providing healthy and balanced soundscapes is one of the most important challenges facing cities in the 21st century. Currently, the studies related to this issue assume a comprehensive approach, which carefully explores the interaction between citizens and their closest acoustic environment. This work examines the soundscape of the his toric cente...
The urban acoustic environment is subject to physical, cultural and perceptual factors of the place. Consequently, the exploration of soundscape is important to understand the sound universe of the city from a broad and integral approach. This research examined the influence of the physical and perceptual aspects of soundscape on the acoustic envir...
Map the physical and perceptual factors of the soundscape produced in the city of Popayán (Colombia).