During the COVID lockdowns it seemed that everyone was making a podcast, but who was listening? fugitive radio asks what is it that we’re doing when we think we are making radio. What other things might these forms of sociability mediated by technology do?

fugitive radio was initiated by Sumugan Sivanesan to research migrant, queer and anticolonial issues and music in Helsinki and beyond, in collaboration with Pixelache Helsinki and generously supported by  Kone Foundation (2020–2021). Since 2020, fugitive radio has sought to develop collectively realised modes of ‘performance-radio’ using free and open source tools such as: radiophonic picnic, audio fanzine, karaoke therapy and an online club, RUB. Live events are supported by {openradio}. The fugitive frequency podcast broadcasts on the first Tuesday of every month with CoLaboRadio on Freie Radios – Berlin Brandenburg and is available on Helsinki Open Waves. fugitive radio is participating in documenta fifteen curated by ruangrupa, as part of lumbung radio programmed by Station of Commons.