Who are we?
Forum für Klanglandschaft (FKL) is meant to be a mediator between people from different branches, who are concerned with acoustic environments and sonic spaces. FKL was created out of an impulse from World Forum for Acoustic Ecology (WFAE, Vancouver B.C.). This international network, based on research activities since the seventies, was officially inaugurated in 1993. FKL is an association without any commercial objectives. Everybody who has an interest in listening and designing the acoustic environment can join.
What are our goals?
FKL is aiming at and supports activities in science, art and education. It initiates and promotes relations between these fields, that aim at widening sensitivity for the sonic environment and improving its quality, and support active and creative listening. The association generates and mediates knowledge and innovative methods which serve adequate treatments of environmental perception. FKL supports operations (such as those found in the contexts of urban development or landscape architecture) which serve a conscious and responsible interaction with acoustic spaces and times.
What are our activities?
As a transnational, mostly german speaking association based mainly in Austria, Germany, Italy and Switzerland the FKL offers in the first place an information network. It wants to be a platt-form for communication between persons and institutions who take interest in the topic of soundscapes.
Naturally we use the internet to accomplish our goals. Every now and than we also organize conferences so that people can meet directly.