Sound Studies Group

This is the Sound Studies Group at the SUSTech School of Design, Shenzhen. It is led by Dr. Qiushi Xu and Dr. Marcel Zaes Sagesser. Our research focuses on sound in relationship with technology, the environment, and human listening. It includes sound studies, philosophy of science and technology, HCI, and creative arts production. The output of this team is published in prestigious international journals, at domestic and international conferences, and at international art exhibitions as well as concert venues.

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Binghuang Xu

Xu Binghuang is a curator, editor, and researcher. Her research-based practice focuses on ecological and social engaged art. She graduated from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, and works and lives in the Pearl River Delta. Binghuang practices through transdisciplinary collaboration, she jointly runs “Making Space” and is also a member of Marcel Zaes Sagesser’s team at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen.
In recent years, she has curated Xiang Li Lao Re (an open-call project that seeks “voices” from the overlooked countryside, 2022); Is Video Working for Sheep? (an exhibition of documentary films and documents of social engaged art projects, 2022). Binghuang also participated in several projects in various roles, such as Death ID (initiated by Wu Laobai, a project that investigated the nameless people who disappeared/died in the city. 2021-2022); The Heavy Metal Country Tour [1]  (initiated by Nut Brother, a project which was desired to reveal the heavy metal pollution problem in countryside via multiply forms, such as field work, music composition, field performance, country tour, social media promotion, etc. 2021).

[1] Chinese Artist Fights Heavy Metal Pollution — With Heavy Metal Music:
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