Established in 2021, The Pacific Forum for Acoustic Ecology (PFAE) is a collective with a shared mission of advancing studies in sound and sound experience through activism, art, education, environmentalism, field recording, and other practices. The PFAE is a group on the North American Pacific Coast that supports investigation into the soundscape through considerations including perceptual, environmental, and cultural topics. We acknowledge the broad range of potential inquiries into sound studies, including but not limited to explorations in human-made and natural sounds, sound in architecture, sound designed to influence behavior, and sound outside human perception. In addition, we create opportunities for scientific and artistic research, community engagement, and education via workshops, writing, and public exhibitions.
PFAE's efforts and activities include:
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