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Bechdel: Developing Inclusive Sound Space

8th March 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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We’re pleased to present:

Bechdel on International Women’s Day 2022: Developing Inclusive Sound Space

Convened and chaired by Ingrid Plum

Online, Tue 8 March 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT

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Part of UAL’s Research Season


How do individuals and communities navigate gendered spaces in sound technology practices?
How do we create inclusive sound spaces where trans, non-binary and female identifying students feel supported and able to share skills while studying?

Through interviews and Q&A discussion, we will be exploring different ways to navigate these issues, with an emphasis on shared experience and possible frameworks for future development.


Omnii was set up in 2016 by Francine Perry and Naomi Jackson as a project within Goldsmiths Music Studios, where we began by delivering workshops in studio engineering to women, non-binary and trans students at the University. The success and popularity of these workshops proved the importance and necessity of their existence; after the workshops participants felt more confident in the studio, and were more likely to make use of the facilities.


Sonic Cyberfeminisms is an ongoing multi-modal interdisciplinary project combining theoretical reflection and creative practice, led by Annie Goh and Marie Thompson and in collaboration with a collective of artists, musicians and writers. It draws upon intersectional feminist praxis and the legacies of cyberfeminism and aims to foreground agendas of social justice in the domains of sound, gender and technology and, in doing so, develop critical cultural work.


Bechdel @LCC is an event series which began last year, creating a space for discussion and skills sharing primarily for female, trans and non-binary students working with, or interested in working with, sound technologies.

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This event is part of UAL’s Research Season running throughout March, opening the University’s research and Knowledge Exchange (KE) to staff, students and the public; inviting people to explore the issues that we care about and sharing the innovative ways that our academics and students are tackling the challenges that they see. This year’s Season will explore the broad theme of Earth and Equity: integrating environmental and racial justice. See the full schedule of events across the University.


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Ingrid Plum, LCC Research & CRiSAP