The website of the Decolonizing Southeast Asian Sound Archives (DeCoSEAS) is live!
DeCoSEAS is a three-year research and community engagement project funded by the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Cultural Heritage and Global Change supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme. DeCoSEAS proposes the decolonization of heritage curation with three formative orientation points: the improvement of access to heritage, the transfer of agency to stakeholders of their heritage, and the diversification of the dialogue about this heritage’s curation. For this aim, researchers based in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and France work together with academics, curators and NGOs in Southeast Asia in opening up three unique sound collections, all located in Europe and barely accessible to researchers and cultural originators.
DeCoSEAS is co-run by Barbara Titus and me, together with French principal investigator, Dana Rappoport and UK principal investigator, Cristina Juan, and in collaboration with individual and institutional partners in Southeast Asia.
On our website, meet the DeCoSEAS collaborators and institutional partners, and know more about the different initiatives of the project. The website will soon feature the project’s upcoming events, fellowship program, and publications on this website. You can also follow DeCoSEAS on Twitter and on its Facebook Group to receive the latest news and updates.