We are delighted to announce CiTR Radio and Discorder Magazine as Access Gallery’s first occupants of PLOT!
From September 2017 through January 2018, CiTR 101.9FM/Discorder Magazine will occupy PLOT as a hub for radio and magazine content production in collaboration with Chinatown and DTES neighbourhood residents, artists and organizations. Activities will include weekly radio dispatches, workshops related to media democracy and technical training, live broadcasts of events and panel discussions, and content meetings open to the public.
We are excited at the possibilities for collaboration, mutual support and experimentations in media, art, sound, music, radio and community-building for both Access Gallery and CiTR/Discorder that will emerge through this temporary occupation of space on-site. As Brit Bachmann, Editor-in-Chief of Discorder Magazine, attests: “We’re looking forward to making media more accessible to the immediate neighbourhood, and helping people tell their own stories.”
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.