Kitchen Lab Tarvo: Spring 2024 season begins..

Kitchen Lab Tarvo again hosts {openradio} events in Spring 2024, after their pilot programme event streaming last year on the West-Helsinki/East-Espoo borderland island of Tarvo. Upcoming in April are 2 radio events of 1hr each, related to the warming of the kitchen studio.. Taidekoulu Maa students visit the Kitchen Lab to see example of hybrid arts in a home setting, and we read aloud together statements of support for their current 'Save Taidekoulu Maa' campaign, as well as extracts of books about informal arts education. Also Spork Sound-Kitchen duo Vytautas Bikauskas and Bailey Polkinghorne will make an acoustic culinary extravaganza of Sorrel Soup: "They explore relationships between food and sound in communal cooking, serving, and eating. The kitchen soundscape is amplified, extended and translated with sensors, surface microphones, and motorised utensils."

Home Libraries are the New Black 11.2.-10.3.

What happens when you make public your private library collection, sharing a lifetime of personal book collection in a public space? How can people develop their own collective book library resource, complementing & contrasting, respecting differences as a whole? How to nurture and expand a socialised library? How can home libraries complement municipal libraries and support cultural events? In this case, Andrew Gryf Paterson’s example will be a way to reach out to the local community: Seeking common interests, common (or same) books in Swedish or Finnish that exist, reading aloud sessions, online radio broadcasts, and open bibliographic work. There will also be ongoing vermicomposting with donated old books.

This 7x event series on {openradio} augments the on-site activities in the Salon at Kulturhus Björkboda, Kimitoön/Kemiönsaari, SW Finland, between 9.2.–10.3.2024. There are sessions each Sunday (11.2., 18.2., 25.2., 3.3., 10.3.) from 14-16 EET/Helsinki time, as well as two extra sessions on Thursday 22.2. and Friday 23.2. also 14-16 EET/Helsinki time during their 'Vinter Våffel' week.

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16:00 - 17:30: The Commons; a sustainable model for community radios?
Reset! Workshop: Roundtable discussion

We are looking forward to this conversation, which you can hear on lumbung radio, or relayed at

{openradio} welcomes Puistoradio, 23-28 August

For the rest of this week we are happy to be hosting Puistoradio, a local broadcast project also on 105FM in Maunula, Helsinki. Puistoradio accompanies an exhibition Central Park Archives installation by m-cult at Maunula House. Throughout the week you can hear recorded stories and soundscapes as well as live discussions with people who care about the park's future. Get the details here: Puistoradio / Park radio

More s-l-o-w #Burn repeats

We are back with another week of selected delights from Pixelache radio. You will still find each selection played for every time zone but on different days, so whether you listen to many programmes on a few days or every day at a particular time-zone, eventually everything we have selected for this week will pass before your ears. Listen at your leisure to this slowly revolving selection.

We’ll be back soon!

{openradio} is temporarily offline for maintenance. Our gardening team are dealing with some bugs that have been eating our radio lettuces! We will be back soon. You are welcome join our occasional newsletter, or follow us on twitter, for updates about new programming and upcoming workshops and calls.

s-l-o-w #Burn repeat

We are back from a break over the summer and are starting slowly with a s-l-o-w motion repeat of the Pixelache Festival Radio, #Burn 2021 programme through August/September.

If you did not catch the packed festival schedue in June this exploded slow motion version is for you. We will be repeating a couple of hours of programming every day at four different times.

We'll update the website and the calendar, usually weekly, usually on a Thursday or Friday for the following week. The first repeat broadcasts will start airing on Saturday, 28th August.

As always new live programming will be foregrounded, but from now we are introducing selected repeats and featuring other open content projects for you to listen to in the background.