The Sound Studies Lab was founded in 2011 by Holger Schulze.
The foundation of the lab was funded by the German Research Foundation DFG.
The lab invites young and experienced scholars and artists to do research on the sonic sensory aspects of individual lives and in heterogenuous societies, cultures and historical eras. The lab operates in mobile, experiential and field-based research environments. The basic research strategies of the lab are field research, critical analysis & sonic artifacts.
The main research studio of the lab is currently located at the Institut für Kulturwissenschaft at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The main cooperation partners of the lab are right now the Archiv für Semiotik at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin, the Design Research Lab and the Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Historische Anthropologie at the Freie Universität Berlin.
The research of the lab operates in permanent exchange, evaluation, collaboration cooperation with the most advanced and the most influential international researchers and artists in the field of the sound studies.
The researchers and authors, the artists and designers of the Sound Studies Lab document their research processes and publish the results of their research projects on sound studies in a broad variety of formats: in research blogs, in articles for academic journals and art- or music-related magazines, in public lectures, presentations, conferences as well as in specialized workshops and university courses, in sound art installations and performances, in radio features or experimental sound art pieces.
The current team of guest researchers, research assistants and research collaborators comes from Denmark, Hungary, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.