We will be working with artist Tara Downs, who will be making an audio exchange with Stroud and Amsterdam for Site Festival 2018. Radio Droogdok will be making and transmitting podcasts from NDSM and ADM both former shipyards in Amsterdam as well as Landbouwbelang in Maastricht. Tara will interview artists as well as philosophers, anthropologists and visionaries about urban places in transition. The podcasts will be transmitted through Resound Radio online. Podcasts will also be made specially for 'Places In Drift' a collaborative project with Valerie Van Leersum, an artist from NDSM in Amsterdam, who will be our resident artist in the gallery for the SITE Festival Open Studios.
SVA has followed the evolutionary history of artist run spaces in UK and Europe and was particular inspired by the story of artist spaces set in the industrial docklands of Amsterdam after meeting Bert Hogervorst and Peti Buchel, in 1998, who wrote ‘Turning Tide: The Users Role in the Redevelopment of Harbour Buildings in North-West Europe’.
Radio Droogdok is funded by Arts Council England.