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Students set up megaphones in the Estonian Forest to enhance natural sounds

The Estonian Forest has some new features; chief among them are multiple 10-foot-wide ‘Forest Megaphones’ designed to amplify the ambient sounds found naturally in the woods. The enormous wooden megaphones, which direct sound to the center of a clearing in the forest, also offer a sheltered place for hikers to rest (you can actually lie down inside them) and can be used as stages for small events. It is a project conceptualized by Birgit Õigusby, a student of the Estonian Academy, to help people “hear the forest.” Õigusby worked with her classmates and the Estonian Academy of Arts to build and install three wooden megaphones in the forest near the Latvian border. Estonian semiotician and author Valdur Mikita said the megaphones have created “a place to listen, to browse the audible book of nature.”

Via Co.Design and Contemporist.

 

 

 

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