Introduction of : MEDES EuDesignRadio workshop

MEDES EuDesignRadio workshop

Thursday 19 to Monday 23 March 2015
Politecnico de Milano

Workshop subject

Creating a European student design radio network.
What if a radio about design was designed by designers ?
Young designers questioning design; a new way to build our future.
Challenging new design directions and issues through talks, discussions and projects.
Sharing design culture across Europe.


At the beginning of 2013, for the ENSCi – Les Ateliers open days, a group of students launched RadioTalkie, a web radio station. The radio was a great success and has continued to produce creative and imaginative programmes since then. We have since discovered that other design schools around Europe also have radio experiences – such as PoliRadio.

The EuDesignRadio project started at ENSCI – Les Ateliers in October 2014. Its aim is to extend this experience and to share it with other design schools and students in Europe in order to create a more visible network, encourage exchanges of ideas, ressources and people. To date, an experimental studio run by Roland Cahen and a group of students have explored various radio forms on design subjects. Some of these works and previous ones will be presented during the MEDES workshop. But our ultimate goal is to design, prepare and perform a continuous live programme during the Cumulus Conference: EuDesignRadio @ Cumulus Milan 3-7 June 2015. The aim of the present workshop is to build a team, to design and prepare for this June event.

Workshop goals

● Modelize different aspects of the web radio framework during the workshop ;
● Encourage students in different schools to extend the project after the workshop, to create programmes, take part in the project and participate in the Milan Cumulus event in June with us ;
● Create international working groups for each part of the radio project during the workshop and after ;
● Perform short previews at the end of the workshop.