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7 Feb, 2023
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D.i.E. on air

Embodying DIE (Diversity Inclusivity Equity) through surrealist play, live on air.

Open to all UAL students and staff to join. Tuesdays 5.30pm–7.00 pm.

A radio programme using surrealistic techniques to embody Diversity Inclusivity Equity. Mixing conversations and live, interactive parlour games - plus bringing in university power players to talk shop and to be open for engagement. It’s a radio programme that takes an unpolished approach, creating an alternative space using recording and live involvement both in-person and online through collective games, call-ins and voice notes.  

The 12-week programme seeks to explore the tensions that exist within the university: e.g.  individual/collective; exclusivity/inclusivity; home student/international. Can the university ever function as a collective in its current format? Can a university that sells itself on exclusivity ever be totally inclusive? How can, say, the anarchical spirit of a Vivienne Westwood be embodied?  

How to participate

Tuesdays 5.30pm-7pm
Join us in-person at CSM (keep an eye on our IG page for broadcast location)
OR
Listen live for call-in and open mic opportunities
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We aim to move existing infrastructures for dialogue beyond their current reach, magically transmitting through walls using sonic waves that carry poetry and open conversation. A number of special guests will feature over the coming weeks, dedicated to a particular element of D.I.E.  

The unpredictability of the Surrealist techniques explored on the show is key to letting the radio programmes delve into areas that can often appear difficult for an institution. In the game of Exquisite Corpse, each individual submits a piece – but when unfolded, a collective picture story is revealed.  

The radio programmes will also explore surrealist techniques like echo poetry whereby participants on the show construct a live poem by alternately writing a stanza and then "echoing" it in some way to create the following stanza. This unpredictable format uncovers unspoken collective patterns. 


Episode Archive

Echo Poetry: UAL Many Languages Poetry Club x UEA Norwich Creative Writing Society

Karen Harris is an Intercultural Communications Trainer/ Language Development Tutor at UAL and leads UAL's Many Languages Poetry Club. Karen joins us for our first Echo Poetry-themed episode to share student work alongside the story of Echo in Greek Mythology.

University of East Anglia Norwich Creative Writing Society joins for discussion and open mic. Follow their IG for updates and opportunities to work with other creatives.