September 1, 2017 – February 2, 2018
CiTR 101.9FM/Discorder Magazine were the inaugural occupants of PLOT, occupying the space in the fall and winter of 2017-2018. During their five-month tenure in the space, the crew from CiTR/Discorder hosted events in the space, using their temporary satellite office with us to bring themselves in closer proximity to many of the organizations with which they collaborate, and to host events off-campus from their permanent home at the University of British Columbia.
Initiatives included the third-annual Downtown Eastside Women’s Art Collective (DEWAC) Zine Launch and Fundraiser; introductions to Discorder Magazine with Editor-in-Chief Brit Bachmann; regular content-contributor meetings; and the first Pender Guy Radio listening party. Hosted in partnership with Asian Canadian & Asian Migration Studies UBC, the listening party provided an opportunity to learn about the history of Chinese-Canadian community radio in Vancouver. As hosts we have benefitted from thoughtful conversations about our role as an artist-run centre in Vancouver’s historic chinatown neighbourhood, and the intersections of art, music and radio.
Access Gallery also partnered with CiTR 101.9FM to record the hour-long broadcast of Transmissions from PLOT: Twenty-Three Days at Sea, which included a series of conversations between Access Gallery’s Projects Coordinator Catherine de Montreuil, and our artists in residence from Chapter 2 of the residency project: Lili Huston-Herterich, Rebecca Moss, Michael Drebert and Sikarnt Skoolisariyaporn. Listen here, and read a selected transcript featured in Discorder Magazine here!
We would like to extend a thank you to our first occupants of PLOT as we explore the possibilities generated by a small plot of space.
CiTR 101.9FM / Discorder Magazine is the campus/community radio station of the University of British Columbia, broadcasting from the unceded, traditional territory of the Hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking Musqueam peoples. The stations was founded in 1937 as a student club, gaining non-profit and FM status in 1982. In 1983, CiTR began publishing Discorder as a monthly magazine for music, art and local politic. CiTR and Discorder share a mandate to create and facilitate alternative and locally-based content; empower UBC students and community members through training and participation in media; and provide community access to media, and platforms for underrespresented voices.