We work with local people and partner organisations to encourage access to quiet spaces through soundwalks, mapping, workshops and certification.
mapping public quiet spaces
Small Silence is working with Hush City app. to improve access to local quiet spaces and raise awareness of their value to local populations.
quiet space certification
Protecting, promoting and raising awareness of the value of quiet through Quiet Parks certification. Benefits of certification include:
Improving visitor's physical and mental wellbeing.
Supporting the conservation of wildlife and preserves habitats.
Generating business in quiet tourism.
Driving media interest and social media engagement.
Boosting visitor numbers and membership.
Through soundwalks and other public engagement activities, we help map and evaluate public quiet spaces, contributing to citizen science research.
quiet in green spaces
Small Silence supports the work of Silent Space, a charity dedicated to providing opportunities for quiet in green spaces across the UK.
Working with YourTour to provide immersive app-based audio tours, encouraging local people to explore the quiet spaces on their doorstep.
Working with communities, local government and NGOs to explore issues around noise pollution and the protection of urban quiet. Soundwalks can include:
Workshop exploring noise pollution, quiet space protection and soundscape perception.
Practical exercises engaging in soundscape analysis, sound level measurement and app-based mapping activties.
Exploration of auraldiversity and the ways the soundscape is experienced.
Practical issues and potential solutions for implementing soundscape improvement.