NI Science Festival – Let your mind wonder.

  • Georgios Varoutsos (Speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition


Two events were selected, one presentation and one activity, both on areas of my PhD research “Sounding Belfast During Covid-19: Lockdowns”.

Links to be attached soon.

During a global pandemic, countries and cities have become literal ghost towns. Once flustered with sounds from human activities, it has now been overtaken from the once subtle industrial, urban, and natural sound environments. Recording multiple points during the lockdown, we are able to chronologically experience the differences imposed by Covid-19 restrictions and how these spaces have changed from the start of the global pandemic. The recordings focus on Lockdowns 1, 2, and 3, as well the Exit Strategies of Summer 2020 and 2021.
This project reflects through an auditory and sonic art perspective how the city sounds like without the presence of humans or the normal amount of human density in popular areas in public spaces of Belfast.
This project is accessible via Echoes (GPS soundwalks – Available on the Apple Store and Google Playstore):

More about the NI Science Festival:
Established in 2014, NI Science Festival has grown to become the largest celebration of its kind on the island of Ireland and in its relatively short lifespan has become one of the leading science festivals in Europe. It offers a stimulating and wide range of events focusing on the wonders of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. These events present some of the leading scientists from NI and beyond who discuss their work, cutting-edge research and what the future might hold.
Period17 Feb 202227 Feb 2022
Event typeConference
LocationBelfast, United KingdomShow on map