November 7, 2001 - Parole - parole
November 7, 2001



parole – a project of gruppo A12(I), Udo Noll(D) and Peter Scupelli(USA/I)

parole is a dynamic & open archive of terms & concepts on urbanism and the contemporary city, organised in a hypermedia database structure on the Internet. it tries to envision complexity and diversity of present urban environments.

background, spaces & places: parole:

“parole” participates on the competition at 5.Graz Biennial on Media and Architecture, Austria, during 7. – 11. Nov 2001 and will be presented there together with other video & web projects. please see

since its initial launch, on occasion of the 7th International Exhibition of Architecture at the Biennale in Venice, Italy, parole has become a very heterogeneous website, and is subject to shifts and alterations, to directions which are actually unpredictable, trying to reflect the condition of the contemporary city in its permanent state of change.

parole is already closely exchanging ideas & theories with a growing amount of interested groups & people around the globe, thus we decided to start an experimental collaboration with “fmwalks”, a project framework which collects & organises sounds from various sources, to create moving audible topographies, see

we are interested in exploring the possibilities of exchange with people & related projects, to add new layers of perception & participation.

at this point, we want to invite you to participate on this first experiment, which combines the abilities of parole & fmwalks, introducing a sound layer in parallel to the textual & visual elaborations already established on the site. we would like to ask you to…

“…look out of your window and tell us what you see…”

you’re invited to make your own contribution. move over to the fmwalks projects page, we’ve provided an upload interface for sounds as well as a special phone2web tool, which transforms phonecalls into a mp3 audio stream. (beware that this is a long distance call!) fmwalks collects all contributions and includes them into a hopefully growing live radio stream, accessible soon on a special project website. we’ll keep you informed.

send your voice & sound at:

we’re looking forward to listen to an amazing urban soundtrack… ;)

best regards!

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