As If Radio.. was a collaborative radio space created in response to the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow from 31 October – 12 November 2021.
To respond to events and activities as they happened, we set up an open radio studio at Civic House, Glasgow, dedicated to experimenting with ideas and practises of ecological radio and acts of listening. Over two weeks of broadcasting, we featured contributions by artists and climate activists in Glasgow and around the world, together with live environmental sounds on the Locus Sonus open microphone network, real-time feeds and commentary from around and beyond COP26.
As If Radio.. was produced by Soundcamp, in association with the Locus Sonus open microphone network, together with Ella Finer, Ben Parry, Lia Mazzari, Hannah Kemp-Welch. Design by Sam Baraitser Smith. Mezcal platform by August Black. As If Radio.. is a project of the Acoustic Commons, supported in part by the Creative Europe Programme of the EU. AIR is hosted by Wave Farm in Acra, Upper Hudson Valley NY.
[D]irect action is the insistence, when faced with structures of unjust authority, on acting as if one is already free.
– David Graeber: Direct Action: An Ethnography. AK Press 2009, p 203