7th ECREA Radio and Sound Conference

Radio and Sound Ecosystems in the Platform Age

Barcelona, 6-8 September 2023

Cultural Programme

Walking Modernist Tour

Prior registration is required:

  • Wednesday 6, 5pm to 7:30pm, meeting point Casa Convalecència Gardens
  • Friday 8, 4:30pm to 7pm, meeting point Casa Convalecència Gardens

Taking advantage of the privileged location of the conference venue, the Walking Tour will showcase the history behind Barcelona’s most iconic Modernist buildings, including the Sagrada Familia (a 5-minute walk away). Afterward, the tour will visit the most iconic buildings of Passeig de Gracia. The tour does not include entrance to the buildings.

Welcome Cocktail

Wednsesday 6, 8pm to 10pm

The welcome cocktail will be held in the gardens of the Conference Venue, an iconic Modernist building of Barcelona.

Social dinner

Thursday 7, 8pm at Can Cortada Restaurant

The conference social dinner will be held at Can Cortada Restaurant. There will be a bus transfer from the Conference Venue to the site. The restaurant is a unique and historic farmhouse in barcelona, serving traditional catalan food.

Unveiling radio histories through the camera

Friday 8, 10:30am to 11:30 am, Main Lecture Hall

Presenters: Dr. Nazan Haydari (Vice chair ECREA Radio and Sound Section, Istanbul Bilgi University) & Dr. Gloria Khamkar (YECREA Representative Radio and Sound Section, Bournemouth University).

John Reith, the first Director-General of the BBC, introduced the public service tradition of British broadcasting through the BBC, to cater for majorities and minorities. Back in the 1970s, BBC local stations were given the responsibility to involve local communities, including the Asian migrant community. This led to the launch of BBC Asian radio programming, which is the foundation of today’s BBC Asian Network. Many British and Asian radio campaigners participated in this historical development by producing Asian radio programmes. Let us celebrate the BBC’s pioneering Asian radio programming through exceptional audio-visual artefacts!

Directed and produced by Dr Gloria Khamkar (Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Bournemouth University, UK)

Filmed and edited by Wayne Ferguson (Demonstrator in Television Journalism, Bournemouth University, UK)

The film production team included the students studying Race, Media and Inequality unit on the BA Communication and Media & BA Marketing Communications programmes at Bournemouth University, UK).

We Really Loved Radio

  • Directors: Nazan Haydari, Özden Cankaya, Cem Hakverdi
  • Editing: Cem Hakverdi
  • Camera / Sound: Gökçe Uysal, Cem Hakverdi, Altuğ Öztürk, Anıl Bartu Esen
  • Producers: Nazan Haydari, Özden Cankaya
  • 30 minutes, 2023.

This documentary is drawn from an oral history project, Women Radio Broadcasters in the history of Turkey, who worked sometimes in 1960s and 1970s in Turkish Radio and Television Instituion (TRT). The project explores the experiences of women by defining radio as a space of contestation and struggle within the history of Turkey.