Radio Beyond Radio: The Ràdio Web MACBA Working Group
Ràdio Web MACBA (RWM) is an online radio project based at MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona: a radio-beyond-radio that dwells in the folds and intersections of critical thinking, contemporary art, artistic research, activism, knowledge transfer, sound… and everything in between. RWM produces podcasts which can be listened to on demand, downloaded, and/or subscribed to. Bordering on filecasting, it also publishes essays, texts, and related documentation.
The Ràdio Web MACBA Working Group started in 2016 as a means for the closest members of the RWM team to spend some time together, slow down processes, share physical space, and see what happens along the way. The Covid-19 crisis put this approach on hold, and the group is now trying to rework a methodology that was heavily dependent on the suspension of ordinary time and schedules, and on a hands-on practice of togetherness. The questions in this interview were posed by the editorial team of Re-Imagine Europe and answered by various members of the Ràdio Web MACBA Working Group.
This article is part of the Re-Imagine Europe publication. The publication collects articles, essays, interviews and reports about audience engagement for interdisciplinary arts organisations. It aims to share knowledge gained throughout the Re-Imagine Europe project with professionals in the cultural sector who would like to gain a deeper insight in audience development and capacity building.
Photo Élisabeth Lebovici