latitudeonairBeginning Sunday 25th October at 9.00 a.m., Latitude on Air will broadcast a two-hour radio programme once a month in the online-stream here on the website. For the kick-off, the focus will be on the highlights of the Latitude-Festival 2020.

Latitude on Air was conceived in June 2020 as an accompanying radio programme for the online festival LATITUDE on the FM frequency and online channel of the Berlin radio station reboot.fm. Over four days, experts, artists and activists explored the festival’s themes, embedded in the larger framework of global dialogue on colonial power relations, their consequences and how to overcome them. As a follow-up to this successful cooperation, the idea was born to develop a monthly radio programme together with the Goethe-Institut and the Radionetzwerk Berlin (along with  reboot.fmcashmere radio, SAVVYZAAR and WEAREBORNFREE! Empowerment Radio). The two-hour programme offers the opportunity to present current topics and discourses in a detailed form in radio format and thus to illuminate the themes of the online magazine Latitude with in-depth radio features. The programme is divided into two parts; a first, approximately half-hour magazine segment offers interview clips, short features and current thematic anchors, while the second segment allows longer programmes for more experimental formats, in which the programme’s main topics can be presented with greater thoroughness and impact.

The first programme on 25 October revisits the content of the previous Latitude Festival radio broadcast. In addition to a discussion with two of the curators of both the radio programme and the online festival (Elena Agudio and Regina Sarreiter), the producers briefly introduce and reference individual festival highlights. The programme includes the experimental podcast LA LECHE TRAVESTI by Jota Mombaça, the panel discussion on LA LECHE TRAVESTI by Jota Mombaça, the panel discussion on LETHAL RACISM. MUSIC AND WORD, the audio collage Conversations with poets that refuse to speak by the South African collective Chimurenga, the discussion among curators Bonaventure Ndikung and Jonas Tinius and art historian Ariella Azoulay MUSEUMS AS CRIME SCENES, the art-activist FILM ARCHIVE MANIFESTO, as well as the music programme NORIENT IN NAIROBI and the conversation between Diana McCarty and US-American professor Michelle M. Wright, Epiphenomenal Spacetime in Real Life.