Performativity • Radiophony • Accessibility


5 European countries, 6 partners, 29 months to investigate the relationships between performing arts, sonic agency, acoustic research, radiophony and disability.


Radio That Matters is an innovative European project led by AREA06 / Short Theatre (IT) together with Errant Sound (DE), Paralèlle (FR), Baltic Circle Festival (FI), PAV s.n.c. (IT) and Radio Papesse (IT) as Associated Partner. 


Radio That Matters is a Creative Europe small scale project aimed at investigating the crossroads between disability, sound research, performing arts and seeking to design new methodologies for accessing art on behalf of blind and visually impaired persons specifically. Starting from the notion of Acoustic Justice, RTM will explore how acoustics can be a tool for strengthening a cohesive and accessible society. Furthermore, it brings focus to research on the possibility for the performing arts to be experienced via sound as a new form of presence and participation which can assist in enhancing approaches to disability.



Radio That Matters brings together cultural and social operators, artists, audience, with and without visual disabilities, in an in-depth and layered pathway, involving different levels: the theoretical and practical recognition on the state of participatory art practices, accessibility of culture, and the possibilities inherent in sound and acoustic languages; the definition of a shared methodology to make artistic work accessible and sustainable both from the point of view of production and its realization and communication; trainings and pedagogies to raise awareness on the topic of accessibility and acoustic justice for artists, professionals, and audiences, providing a framework in which to experiment with community and exchange knowledge. 

The journey of RTM will create acoustic-performances that are inherently accessible to persons with visual impairment, giving life to a digital and disseminated festival across time and space, sustainable and entirely accessible, that will travel between European countries and beyond.

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