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Women in Sound/Women on Sound 2016

The second edition of WISWOS will take place this April

The second edition of Women in Sound/Women on Sound will take place this April at Lancaster Institute of the Contemporary Arts. Following on from last year's conference, which highlighted the invisibilty of women working with sound, this time the focal point will be set towards education. “Despite the long and effective history of women working in and on sound, the numbers involved have not risen,” says the WISWOS mission statement. It goes on to ask: “What impact does the current education system have on young girls to deter them from moving into the fields of science, technology, the arts and engineering with sound? How can it be improved?”

The Women in Sound Women on Sound Forum: Educating Girls in Sound will take place on 22 April, with talks and performances supported by Cumbria's Octopus Collective to be announced later this month.