Designing the Sound of Sustainability - Community Workshop

An ICT4S Conference Workshop by Yann Seznec, Sandra Pauletto and Elina Eriksson 

Call for Participation

The Workshop will take place during the 9th International Conference on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S 2023) on 9 June 2023 in Rennes, France. 



This workshop will investigate the use of sound as a tool to explore sustainability data – what is the sound of home electricity use? Flight emissions? Energy mix? 

By converting otherwise abstract or impenetrable data into audio using sonification techniques, can we open up new methods of experiencing sustainability issues? 
Through this novel approach, we might be able to narrow the knowledge-action gap.  

We will introduce different techniques for using sound in this way, and invite participants to create their own sonifications. 

Participants will develop design ideas for applying advanced sonifications to their own research, and these will be taken forward to an audio-focused workshop in the near future to be put into practice. A third session is planned to bring together any participants who wish to follow the work long term. 

We envisage this workshop to be an opportunity for participants to learn about what sound can bring to sustainability discussions, as well as be a part of a longer term project applying sustainability research data to sound in novel ways. 

No submission is required to participate in the workshop. To join, simply select the workshop as part of the registration for ICT4S.



Yann Seznec (, Sandra Pauletto  (, Elina Eriksson (, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden