Scholarly books

Lacey, J. 2016. Sonic Rupture: concepts, tools and methods for urban soundscape design, Bloomsbury Publishing: USA.


Scholarly book chapters

Lacey, J. McLeod, R, Anderson, C and Khoo, C. 2017. 'The Artwork Remembers: designing a methodology for community-based urban design', in Vaughan, L and Haylock, B (eds) Designing Cultures of Care, Bloomsbury. pp. 167-176. ISBN: 9781350055384.

Lacey, J. 2016. 'Urban Soundscape Installations for the Diversification of Acoustic Ecologies: an Ecosophical Approach', in Solomos, M. Barbanti, R. Loizillon, G. Paparrigopoulos, K. and Pardo, C. (eds) Music and Ecologies of Sound. Theoretical and practical projects for a listening of the world, L’Harmattan, pp.147-156. ISBN: 978-2-343-08662-0.

Splawa-Neyman, T Wilde, D Mitford, W and Lacey, J. 2014. 'The Beast Trilogy: An evolving experiment in fashion ideation', in Joseph, F. Smith, M. Smitheram, M and Hamon, J (eds) Proceedings of the Shapeshifting: A Conference on Transformative Paradigms of Fashion and Textile Design, pp.1-20. ISBN: 9781927184271.

Lacey, J. and Harvey, L. 2011. 'Sound Cartography Approaches to Urban Soundscape Research: Citysounds and Sites-of-Respite in the City of Melbourne', in Caquard, S. Vaughan, L. and Cartwright, W (eds) Mapping Environmental Issues in the City: Arts & Cartography Cross-Perspectives, 1st edition, Springer, pp.246-265. ISBN: 978-3-642-22440-9.


Journal articles

Lacey, J., Pink, S., Harvey, L., Moore, S., Sumartojo, S. and Duque, M. (2019) “A listening-based methodology for motorway noise design”, Qualitative Research Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1.

Pink, S., Lacey, J, Harvey, L., Sumartojo, S., Duque, M., and Moore, S. (2019) “Recycling traffic noise: transforming sonic automobilities for revalue and well being”, Mobilities, Vol. 14, No. 2.

Sumartojo, S. Lacey, J., and Hillary, F. (2017) “Contain yourself: atmospheric attunement and intervention in creative practice”. Media International Australia, Vol. 165, No. 1.

Lacey, J.Revoicing the Urban Soundscape: a Case Study of Student Soundscape Design Interventions”, Journal of Sonic Studies, 2017, Vol. 14.

Lacey, J.Sonic Placemaking: Three approaches and ten attributes for the creation of enduring urban sound art installations”, Organised Sound, 2016, Vol. 21, No. 2.

Lacey, J.Conceptual Overlays for Urban Soundscape Design Emerging from a Transversal Analysis of Lefebvre, Deleuze and Guatarri, and Arendt”, Sound Effect: And Interdisciplinary Journal of Sound and Sound Experience, 2014, Vol. 3, No. 3.

Lacey, J,Site-Specific Soundscape Design for the Creation of Sonic Architectures and the Emergent Voices of Buildings”, Buildings, 2014, 4, 1-24.

Lacey, J. and Harvey, L. “Pre-modern design of post-natural soundscapes”, Kerb19 Journal of Landscape Architecture - Paradigms of Nature: Post-Natural Futures, 2011, pp. 114-119.

Lacey, J. “Biophilic Sound Design in the Second Order of Nature,” Soundscape: The Journal of Acoustic Ecology, 2012, 11, pp. 24-28.


Conference papers

Lacey, J. 2019. “Thoughts Towards a Fourth Phase of Soundscape Research: (re)merging quantitative and artistic practice”, in Proceedings of the 48th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE), Madrid, 16-19 June 2019.

Lacey, J., McLeod, R., Anderson., C and Khoo, C. 2017. “Touchstone: a discussion of a digitally integrated artwork designed to facilitate community engagement”, Responsive Cities: Active Public Space, Barcelona, 13-14 November 2017, pp. 33-40. ISBN: 978-84-948568-3-9.

Zhao, S., Cheng, E., Qiu, X., Lacey, J., and Maisch, S. 2017. “A method of configuring fixed coefficient active noise controllers for traffic noise reduction”, in Proceedings of the 46th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering (INTER-NOISE), Hong Kong, 27-30 August 2017. 

Lacey, J. Harvey, L. Qiu, X. Pink, S. Moore, S. Sumartojo, S. Zhao, S. and Maisch, S. 2017. “Soundscape design of motorway parkland environments: an industry-based approach”, Invisible Places, 7-9 April 2017, Azores, Portugal.

Lacey, J. 2016. “Innovative industry-based projects to augment sonic expressions in everyday life”, Sonologia: Out of Phase, 22-25 November 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil. pp. 24-32.

Lacey, J. 2013. “Urban Soundscape Installations for the Diversification of Acoustic Ecologies: an Ecosophical Approach”, Music and Ecologies of Sound. Theoretical and practical projects for a listening of the world, May 2013, University Paris 8, Paris, France.

Lacey, J. 2013. “Designing Urban Soundscapes for the Effects of Nature”, in Davis, S. (eds) Balance-Unbalance Future Nature: Future Culture(s), Noosa, Australia, May 31 – June 2, 2013, pp. 122 – 133. ISBN: 978-1-921047-73-2.

Lacey, J. 2012. “Revoicing the Urban Soundscape: a Case Study of Soundscape Design Interventions at RMIT University”, Northern World Mandate, Helsinki, Finland, 24-26 May 2012, Cumulus Helsinki Conference.


Industry Reports        

Lacey, J., Pink, S., Harvey, L., Qiu, X, Sumartojo, S., Zhao, S., Moore, S. and Duque, M. (2017) “Acoustic design innovations for managing traffic noise by cancellation and transformation”, RMIT University (contact author).



Lacey, J. and Freer, R. COLD, Translating Ambiance, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Victoria, Australia, 2019.

Lacey, J. Broken Ecologies, CREATE, Aalborg University, RE:Sound Media, Arts Histories conference, 2019.

Lacey, J. You don’t go nowhere else, Mildura Art Gallery, Interpretive Wonderings Workshop, 2016.

Lacey, J. Noise Meditations, Installation, Melbourne Now, Ian Potter Gallery, Victoria, Australia, 2013.

Lacey, J. Suburban Train Traveller in 60x60 Annual Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association, 2014, Melbourne Australia.

Pohlner, R. and Lacey, J. Remanence Sound-Sculpture collaboration with Rebecca Pohlner, ESSI, Library Art Space, Fitzroy, 2013.



Lacey J. Noise Meditations: 4-channel diffusion, Invisible Places Sounding Cities: Sound, urbanism and Sense of Place, 18-20 July, 2014, Viseu, Portugal.

Lacey J. Subterranean Voices, Liquid Architecture, 31st Aug & 1st Sept 2013, The Trench, Federation Square, Melbourne

Lacey J. Revoicing the Striated Soundscape: 8-channel sound diffusion, Interactive: The Australasian Computer Music Conference, 15-18 July 2012, Australian Computer Music Association.

Lacey J. Audio Architecture Soundwalks, 24 hr Design Camp, Arts Centre Melbourne, 2012.


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