We will open a temporary mobile radio station that is transmitting and receiving live from Tirana’s biggest construction site – RADIO EUROPA is a free and inspiring voice for a free and creative Europe.
Europe needs this idea because it generates free space of experimentation and expression in times of European crisis, process of searching for European identity, growing mistrust and conflicts, exclusion of marginalized groups and a regime of acceleration and efficiency. We foster a European dialogue with artistic means. Our concept at the intersection of radio-performance, site-specific art and activism is unique. The collaboration between the 3 initiators forms an international triangle between 3 very different European countries and perspectives. It serves as role model for translocal, transdisciplinary dialogue-formats with a true grass-roots approach.
RADIO EUROPA wants to create a temporary radio station as open platform and critical forum for translocal, practical debates of the entity “Europe”. It wants to be a free voice of Tirana’s artists, architects, sociologists, anthropologists, citizens. It wants different perspectives to meet & exchange. The project contributes to the development of a local network of those who want to engage in alternative urban planning processes; and it wants to reach a broad public without categorizing or limiting a target group. RADIO EUROPA will foster translocal discourse and offers an independent, free medium of expression that is created by its heterogeneous contributors. Together we reconquer the street- the public realm as place for interdisciplinary mutual learning process & shared knowledge.
Autumn 2015: Practical workshop on artistic intervention in public space. Aim: Explore, identify, cluster, share local themes & intervention practices. Build the fundament and local network for RADIO EUROPA.
Spring 2016: Practical planning phase, identification of needed infrastructure, permissions, partners.
May 2016: For 6 weeks RADIO EUROPA sends & receives live in cooperation with a local radio station & a different thematic focus every week. It is open to anybody who wants to contribute. It will offer a series of practical workshops on topics like radio making, physical urban exploration e.g. The last 2 weeks will be an intense rehearsing phase for the final radio performance (end of June 2016) -that is transmitted internationally in Leipzig/Radio Blau, Budapest/ Radio Tilos & Tirana