The Sound Studies Lab was founded in 2011 by Holger Schulze.
The foundation phase of the lab was funded by the German Research Foundation DFG at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.
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.
Important note for aspiring PhD’s: If you are interested in doing your PhD at the Sound Studies Lab you are very welcome; though we need to stress that it is formally required by the University of Copenhagen that you have been (or will be) granted the necessary funding for your PhD. Please have a closer look at the yearly calls of PhD-scholarships at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Copenhagen.
The main research studios of the lab are currently being relocated to and reconstructed at the Institute for Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. 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 and 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.