Title: Elsewhere Radio
Location: Greensboro, NC
Duration: August 11 – September 2, 2011
Languages: Spanish and English
Co-Host: Hernan Woodgate
Day: August 12, 2011
Guests: Rob Peterson
Day: August 17, 2011
Guests: George Scheer, Teddy Blumenthal
Day: August 24, 2011
Guests: Hannah Mendoza, Norah Hoover
Day: September 2, 2011
Guests: Stephanie Sherman, Martina Mrongovius, Noise Radio
Over the course of a month, Radio Espacio Estacion hosted a bilingual radio show that connected Spanish and English language and experience through interviews, music, investigations, reflections, and sound.
The goal was to explore a new form for language learning that replaces translation with integration. Each show featured concepts, ideas, and work, introducing terms and emphasis on cultural similarities and differences. The show introduced listeners to new ways to express cross-cultural experiences, creating familiarity and comfortability to lay groundwork for language learning.
Each show was broadcasted live online from Elsewhere Museum in Greensboro, NC to global locations where Spanish speakers are active. The project introduced creatives to investigations of process and brought a new spirit of engagement through all kinds of culture – food, social systems, art, language, politics, writings, and more.
Elsewhere’s living museum reinvents a former thrift store as a site for ongoing collaborative productions and creative explorations. Visitors encounter a 58-year collection of thrift and surplus amassed largely by one woman, Sylvia Gray, during her tenure of a series of businesses at the location from 1939-1997. That collection has been transformed by hundreds of creators. Now, the living museum presents a moment in an ongoing process of activating a circulating and transforming collection through interactive artworks, object arrangements, process displays, and project presentations. Visitors participate in creative investigations combining historical, artistic, anthropological, archaeological, literary, philosophical, and community-based ideas through a variety museum programs, activities, and events.