04/12/2020 — 05/12/2020

Design: Aziza Ahmad / Archive Books

radio kal

Online workshop with Shanti Suki Osman

based on feminist DIY methodologies and open source software

4 and 5 December 2020 2 – 6 pm CET

in English language for maximum 10 participants. Please register at school@district-berlin.com until 20 November.

radio kal is an online radio channel which we initiate as part of the trans*oceanic platform a language where yesterday and tomorrow are the same word. kal. radio kal is a fleeting space for artistic experimentation and for gathering community across space and time. With radio kal it is our hope to create bridges that vibrate across multiple tongues, so we can listen to each other sharing our worlds in story and song.

radio kal is DIY from the onset. Alongside creating contributions, a series of radio workshops and online tutorials with the sound & radio artist Shanti Suki Osman opens the platform for learning and making experimental and critical radio together. Rooted in feminist methodologies the tooling workshops also channel some of the wealth of knowledge of doing radio formats online that has become available with the pandemic.

radio kal TOOLING #1 focuses on how to prepare and edit different types of sound material including conversation, poetry, experimental sound and music. The workshop will be based on and mediate skills for the use of open source editing software. We will work with recordings prepared for the first radio kal session together with poet, film maker, educator and performer Fatimah Asghar and Arshia Haq who works across film, visual art, performance and sound and co-founded the collaborative decolonial project Discostan.

The collectively edited first episode of radio kal will be launched on 10 December, 5 pm.


Shanti Suki Osman is a Berlin-based artist and educator working with song, sound and radio, exploring the topics of identities, privilege, anti-racism and feminisms. She is research associate and teacher for Musicology at Humboldt University and doctoral candidate for Music Pedagogy at The Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg focusing on women* of colour, sound-making and space-making. In Late Nights In Squat Bars she writes and sings feminist electro-pop with Dafne Della Dafne, and curates festivals and group shows – including the sound art exhibition and event series Hearing Now (Berlin June 2018). She was co-director of Die Remise (2019), a critical race and historical school project in Berlin founded by Carmen Mörsch, which was part of the preliminary programme of 11th Berlin Biennale (2019-20).