Common Waves is an international radio collective that will be launched as part of the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial. The topic of the Biennial "What do we have in common" provides the framework for our temporary radio station exploring different layers of common spaces – public, collectively organized, or imagined spaces of community.
How do we share spaces? What defines the public areas around us? How are they built and what do they sound and look like? Do they serve the needs of communities or individuals, companies, or states? Who decides how we move and act in our cities? How can we design open spaces that allow creativity and diversity?
Our radio station aims to find answers to these and further questions that may be artistic, activist, professional, transdisciplinary, historical, local, global, subversive, or emotional. We believe in the power of independent radio to voice diverse perspectives and promote experimental approaches - even more so in international cooperations. This is why our collective is formed by various community and artist radios, podcasters, and individuals.
The Common Waves Collective will produce and curate interviews, documentaries, sound art, and experimental radio formats during Tbilisi Architecture Biennial 2020 and beyond.