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UK SoundMap

Updated Thursday, 19th September 2013
Everyday sounds from around the country.

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UK SoundMap logo UK SoundMap was an initiative of the British Library that described itself as "the first nationwide sound map, [which] invited people to record the sounds of their environment, be it at home, work or play".

It was initiated by artists & cultural organisations and encouraged people to participate through an online platform. UK SoundMap was national in orientation and concerned with participation.

It was launched in July 2010 and July 2011. 350 people participated.

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This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.


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