History

The Sound Studies Lab since 2011 and before
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The history of the Sound Studies Lab

2013

1st international conference Functional Sounds
by the European Sound Studies Association ESSA.
Funded by the German Research Foundation DFG
and the European Sound Studies Association ESSA,
directed by Holger Schulze
(in cooperation with by Morten Michelsen, Max Schneider & Carla Müller-Schulzke)

2013-2015

Research project Analog Storage Media.
Funded by the German Research Foundation DFG
and the cluster of excellence Image Knowledge Design,
directed by Holger Schulze
(in cooperation with Christian Kassung and Jürgen Rabe)

2013/2014

Three Thematic weekends Unmenschliche Musik – Böse Musik – Doofe Musik.
Funded by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin,
directed by Holger Schulze
(in cooperation with Detlef Diederichsen)

2012-2014

Research project Functional Sounds.
Funded by the German Research Foundation DFG,
directed by Holger Schulze

2011-2014

Design project Adventures in Sound.
Funded by Deutschlandradio Kultur Berlin,
directed by Holger Schulze

2011

Foundation of the Sound Studies Lab,
Funded by the German Research Foundation DFG,
directed by Holger Schulze

Before the Lab

The Sound Studies Lab was founded in 2011. Yet, unsurprisingly, there is a long pre-hisory of the lab: the founder, the research assistants, the guest researchers and the research collaborators of the lab worked together in numerous artistic and design research projects in the last decade.

Note: these projects were not conducted by the lab in the first place. They form a catalog of exemplary projects where members from the lab met and sound studies as a research field was explored. Selected projects are now part of the Sound Studies Lab.

2010

Foundation of the international research network Sound in Media Culture.
Funded by the German Research Foundation DFG,
directed by Holger Schulze
(in cooperation with Maria Hanáček & Jens Gerrit Papenburg)
Universität der Künste Berlin/Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2008/2009

Design research project
Aural City: Die hörsame Stadt.
Funded by EFRE/ESF,
directed by Holger Schulze;
research assistants: Max Schneider, Georg Spehr et.al.
Universität der Künste Berlin

2008/2009

Design research project
Functional Sounds & Sound Branding.
Funded by the Olympus Imaging Corporation,
research directed by Holger Schulze
(in cooperation with Carl-Frank Westermann)
research assistants: Max Schneider, Georg Spehr, Satoshi Morita et.al.
Universität der Künste Berlin

2008

Foundation of the artistic research book series
Sound Studies at transcript Verlag Bielefeld, Germany,
edited by Holger Schulze

2007

Symposion Funktionale Klänge
at the Universität der Künste Berlin,
conceptualized & directed by Georg Spehr
(in cooperation with Holger Schulze)

2006-2009

Foundation of the Master of Arts programme in
Sound Studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin;
first Head of Department: Holger Schulze
(managing director: Hanna Buhl)

2006-2016

Research project
Anthropology of Sound.
Funded by Universität der Künste Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt et.al.,
directed by Holger Schulze

2006

Symposion Klanganthropologie
at the Freie Universität Berlin,
conceptualized & directed by Holger Schulze
(in cooperation with Christoph Wulf)

2005-2006

Design research project
The Brand as Artifact.
Funded by Siemens Corporate Communication,
research directed by Holger Schulze
(in cooperation with Carl-Frank Westermann)
Universität der Künste Berlin

2003-2009

The Sound Studies Symposions 1-6
at the Universität der Künste Berlin,
conceptualized & directed by Holger Schulze
(in cooperation with Karl Bartos, Sabine Breitsameter, Carl-Frank Westermann et.al.)

2002-2005

Curricular research, development & implementation
soundXchange.
Funded by the German Federal Department of Education & Research BMBF,
conceptualized by Holger Schulze
(in cooperation with Karl Bartos, Sabine Breitsameter, Carl-Frank Westermann;
institutional head of the project: Martin Rennert, then president of the Universität der Künste Berlin)

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