The BBC has unveiled a mobile recording studio designed by London architecture firm JaK Studio, in conjunction with innovation consultancy Seymourpowell. Commissioned by BBC Radio 4, the design was selected following a 2013 international design competition organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), and will tour the country to record material for The Listening Project. Riffing off the project's theme of conversation, JaK Studio's mobile studio converts the form of a speech bubble into a lightweight, aerodynamic booth inspired by the iconic Airstream caravan. Launched by Radio 4 in 2012 in partnership with BBC Local and the Nations, The Listening Project asks UK volunteers to record themselves in conversation with someone close to them. Conversations are then archived by the British Library and form part of a collection of voices that present "a unique portrait of the UK in the second decade of the millennium."
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