Raquel Castro named President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology

Raquel Castro, selected by the SN network to curate the Sound Art in Public Spaces project, has been named the first female President of the WFAE

Raquel during the installation of Sound Art in Public Spaces in Kortrijk, Belgium (2021)

The Sounds Now partnership was delighted to learn that Raquel Castro was nominated last month as the head of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. Founded in 1993, the WFAE is an international association of affiliated organizations and individuals who share a common concern for the state of the world’s soundscapes. Members represent a multi-disciplinary spectrum of individuals engaged in the study of the social, cultural, and ecological aspects of the sonic environment across the world. 

The association works in collaboration with its world-wide network of affiliated organizations to produce and promote research, education, events, conferences and publications revolving around the interdisciplinary field of acoustic ecology. 

Sounds Now chose Raquel in 2021 to curate the beautiful Sound Art in Public Spaces project, a series of sound art installations that took place over 2 years in 5 different European cities. She is the first woman in this position, and also the first person not to come from the US, Australia or Canada. She writes: “I am honoured by this nomination, of course, as it means a big recognition of my contributions to the field, but I am also adapting to this and concerned about making a difference.”

The Sounds Now network applauds Raquel for this prestigious nomination and looks forward to the difference that she will certainly make in the field of acoustic ecology.

More about the Sound Art in Public Spaces project

More about Raquel Castro

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