On the 15th of July this year (2019), I had the pleasure to work with a group of amazing women at York art museum on the devlopment of a gendered sound mapping project. We explored how sounds can be interpreted, produced or designed for a particular gendered experience. We also discussed how sounds might not fit into any categories of gender, but be of themselves. This workshop raised many questions about what gender is, how sound is learned, how we develop our ability to interpret what we hear, and how we can map or trace that experience.

Feedback from the women who participated in this workshop lifted my soul and made me realise how important it is to keep working with women on ideas around sound, gender, memory and making.