Colette Aliman

Colette Aliman is a creative researcher working within the fields of Design and Art. In 2017 she moved from New York City to attend the Contextual Design Masters at Design Academy Eindhoven, The Netherlands. After graduation, in 2019, she launched the platform: Sonic Recalibration Lab to explore the soundscapes that we and other species find ourselves in as a result of the industrial revolution. In 2020, Colette Aliman and Lauriane Heim began their design research platform studiocalh. Colette finds an intuitive relation to sound and translating complex scientific knowledge into design, a focus in all of her projects. Her topics of interest and research include multi-species-culture(s) sonic intersections, raising awareness of citizen’s choice in a product’s sound design, and speculative R&D in the future of the industrial revolution soundscapes. Her work advocates for the investigation of urban soundscapes through the methodology of intuitive recalibration.

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Conversing Our Soundscapes of Fear


Conversing Our Soundscape of Fear is a podcast investigating the relationship between sound and the spectrum of fear emotions such as distress, apprehension, and alertness. What can the action of listening tell us about our fears?

Underneath our visually abundant designed world, a prevalent amount of sonic tactics are practiced as well. Yet still hearing is considered an underrated sense. Simultaneously our sonic attention is activated and manipulated for specific means related to the affordances of the design.

Conversing Our Soundscape of Fear questions the synthetically crafted and naturally appearing sounds in our environment that are associated with triggering our fear spectrum. Each episode is interwoven with sound performances and discussions between moderators, Studiocalh, and a series of guests that are invited to share their sonic expertise by playing the speculative roles of the Sound Agent and Sound Politician.