Postcard with a Subuagane listening to a phonograph (Mt Province, Philippines c. 1915)
Jaap Kunst Collection, University of Amsterdam.
Photo: Olivier Middendorp
December 1953 Issue of London Calling, the Journal of the BBC Empire Service
Princess Siti Noeroel Koesoemowardani, Solo Radio Co., Surakarta
Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives
DeCoSEAS is a transnational research project focused on hearing and listening as dialogical modes of knowledge formation in order to renegotiate established understandings of heritage curation. More >>>
Up to three young less established scholars, artists, curators or stakeholders from Southeast Asia are invited annually for a three-month stay at one or more of the DeCoSEAS sound collections in Europe and Southeast Asia. Read the latest call for fellows here.
Southeast Asian scholars take the lead in selecting, shaping, writing and editing academic publications, bringing new interdisciplinary and transnational perspectives to the curation of sonic cultural heritage.
DeCoSEAS supports the dissemination of the following:
The aims and findings of DeCoSEAS reach new target groups in Southeast Asia and in Southeast Asian diasporic communities in Europe. They raise awareness about the colonial patrimony of heritage among Europeans.
Stakeholder and Community Reconnection Initiatives