In the frame of the Altofest, a contemporary live performance festival, a permanent community has been growing since 2011; a community that gathers together residents that recognize themselves as “People of Altofest”, thanks to a principle of “poethic citizenship”. They are the engine of the project, hosting international artists during the festival, opening their houses to the audience. For the last 5 years Altofest was equipped with a digital radio designed to follow all the Altofest events running in the houses of residents.
Radio Leib will involve citizens in its editorial staff, working along the year; not only during the Altofest edition. We’ll make this step through a Radio Community Workshop, to train residents to manage the Radio, addressing technical aspects – from setting up to running a radio; factors related to the content – from the planning to programming and broadcasting, schedules, editing, podcasting; with a section on organization, production and promotion. The approach thinking-doing, learning-acting, offers the community the opportunity to practice the acquired knowledge. So People of Altofest can be ready to run their own radio program for the next festival edition!
With the residents we imagine to develop also the way Radio Leib works, intended as an inhabited and extended space and not simply as a media.