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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Soundscapes of Fear


The project Soundscapes of Fear highlights studiocalh’s ongoing investigation on the relation between sound and the feeling of fear. What can we learn when we consider fear from a sonic perspective?

Through an audiovisual installation, the project explores the growing exposure to sensory information extracted from popular and trending sources such as film, news media, and music.

The installation consists of different viewing stations exude sounds that trigger the spectrum of alertness, including fear. The structures disseminate the experiences that are crafted in our exposure to the media’s manipulations of our fear triggers. This research visualization is part of the FORMAT 2020 program at Z33 and supported by Creative Industries Fund NL.