Diasporic listening to Berlin’s Soundscape. Radio Workshop

Date: 5. October 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cashmere Radio, Gerichtstr. 53, 13347 Berlin
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With this in person, creative workshop, we invite transnational artists to the premises of Cashmere Radio, in Berlin Wedding, to participate in a collective listening to recorded Berlin soundscapes and a discussion around how experiences of migration inform the way we listen to the city. As a result of this exchange, together with the workshop’s facilitator – Yara Mekawei – the participants will produce a collective work to be broadcasted at Cashmere Radio. 

A day before the creative workshop, the participants will have an online discussion with Lukas Grundmann from Cashmere Radio who will give an introduction to the history, structure, and activities of the collective, as well as share his experience of making radio art. 

The number of participants is limited to six (6). To apply, please send a CV and a short letter of interest. Applications should be sent by Monday, 19 September 2022, to:
The selected participants will be contacted on Tuesday, 27 September 2022.
Participation is free of charge and open to transnational artists from all backgrounds. Basic knowledge of an audio software is required. 
Participation will be subject to compliance with Berlin’s COVID-19 regulations. 

* Yara Mekawei *

A picture of a big plastic model ear hold against a blue background by a hand in a glove
Seasound by Yara Mekawei

Yara Mekawei is a sound artist who mainly works with the (im)materiality of sound and explores how sound informs and transforms visual and sculptural artistic practices. For Mekawei, sound becomes a material source and a physical embodiment of knowledge(s) that animates most of her works, while exploring how sonorousness is a transducer and convergence of time-space relations, as expressed and experienced in African and Arabic philosophies. 

* Cashmere Radio * 

“Cashmere Radio is a not-for-profit community experimental radio station based in Berlin-Wedding. The ambition of the station is to preserve and further radio and broadcasting practices by playing with the plasticity and malleability of the medium. We do this by both honouring and challenging its inherent qualities: it is both a physical station open to the public and an online radio; it has regular shows, yet opens itself up to extended and one-off events; it features extended generative music performances and installations at the same time as working within radio’s typical durations. In short, it is an attempt to enhance and celebrate the performative, social and informative power of radio that we believe lies within the form itself. The radio can be heard 24 hours a day, seven days a week on our website, and on Friday and Saturdays via 88,4 Berlin and 90,7 Potsdam.”