This afternoon, hosted by music journalist Lisa Blanning, provides a platform for a few female and female-identified groups to not only present themselves to the public, but also to meet, exchange and cross-pollinate everyone’s work even further.
This panel with MINT Berlin, New York's Discwoman, and international initiative Sister, regroups three female-identified DJ collectives for a discussion around their experiences when pushing forward gender diversity be it by running a booking agency, putting on events, to performing and being in the public eye.
Producer, DJ and Discwoman co-founder Emma Burgess-Olson aka Umfang was born in the Bronx, grew up in Kansas and has been living in Brooklyn since 2010. Her monthly residency Technofeminism at Bushwick’s Bossa Nova Civic Club focuses on emerging local talent and an affection for vinyl.
Berlin-based Ena Lind has been pushing boundaries in the electronic music scene for over a decade. With roots in the queer underground, the politically minded producer, DJ and Mint Berlin co-founder is consistently on the forefront of cutting edge concepts throughout the cultural arena. She has toured across Europe, the US, Canada, Africa and Asia.
Lenora Thornton is an art director and integrated producer working in Brooklyn. After ditching the fashion programme at Parsons New School for Design, she sought out new ways to push learning and connection outside traditional models of education. Driven by her passion for creative community building, she conjures unflinchingly supportive social spaces where artists thrive and collaborate.
Lisa Blanning is an American writer and editor on music, art and culture. She is a former editor at The Wire Magazine in London and Electronic Beats in Berlin—the city she currently operates out of. She is especially engaged in movements in contemporary electronic music and digital art and culture.