Urban Hosts: Radio Activities Workshop

Sat Sep 30 2023 at 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Finowstraße 2A | Berlin

Teresa Dillon
Publisher/HostTeresa Dillon
Urban Hosts: Radio Activities Workshop
Urban Hosts: Radio Repair, Histories and Upgrades with Danja Vasiliev and Oleg Lutohin, Hackspace Finowstr 2a, 30th Sept, 2023
About this Event

is a programme of events, which provokes and promotes practices and approaches to how we live in and govern cities. The programme brings together people who are actively producing alternatives to our existing city infrastructures, norms, and perceptions.

This year marks our 10th anniversary. Reaching out to our neighbours, connecting with local businesses, cultural venues and city organisations, we are exploring what an expanded idea of neighbourliness, means in our contemporary cities. Focusing on the three blocks of WeichselStr in Friedrichshain our two-day event includes a photography exhibition, live performances, workshops, concerts, music, discussions and meet ups.

As part of this programme, we teamed up with HackSpace, FinowStr, Danja Vasiliev and Oleg Lutohin, to run a repair radio workshop. Join us on -

SATURDAY, 30TH SEPT, 15-17.00RADIO ACTIVITIES WORKSHOP with and HackSpace FinowStr 2a

Have you been meaning to fix and restore your old radio for ages? How about a little upgrade in the form of a Bluetooth adapter so you can listen to the latest techno mixes on your dad's 'Stern'?

Delving into the history of radio in post-war Berlin and contemporary radio communications, join critical engineer, Danja Vasiliev and museum researcher Oleg Lutohin for this hands on workshop, where you will learn basic skills in vintage radio repair, as well as how to upgrade your Stern radio to Bluetooth. Drawing on media archeology and museum studies methods the workshop will also explore the relationship between repair, memory and urban space.

Bring your own radio, or work one available at the workshop.

Free Workshop. Limited to 15 person. No prior knowledge of radio or engineering is required. This workshop will be conducted in English language.


is a Critical Engineer born in Saint-Petersburg and currently living and working in Berlin. His approach examines Systems and Networks through anti-disciplinary experimentation with hardware and software. In 2009 together with Gordan Savičić, Julian Oliver, and Bengt Sjölén, Danja founded ‘Studio Weise7’ in Neukölln, Berlin, with Sarah Grant joining the studio in 2015. Under the banner of Critical Engineering and ‘Studio Weise7’, Danja gives public workshops and talks, as well as regularly teaching courses on topics of network insecurity, software/OS modification, hardware re-engineering, digital forensics, and other technology-related subjects and he is the co-author of The Critical Engineering Manifesto (2011). With over two decades of experience, Danja has participated in computer-technology events, media-art exhibitions and seminars around the world and been the receipt of a number of awards and mentions at Ars Electronica, Japan Media Art Festival, transmediale and collaborated with many leading media organisations.

is a visiting researcher at ZOiS Berlin, where his work explores representations of nostalgia in post-soviet contexts with a focus on German and Russian museums. Prior to embarking on this research he was Director (2021-22) and Head of Education (2016-2020) at the Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, also known as Yeltsin Center, in the central Russian city of Yekaterinburg. He holds an MA in social philosophy from The Ural Federal University, Yekaterinburg and for several years ran, in Yekaterinburg the independent bookstore Kleister and was editor of the city’s magazine What’s The Fashion?

Special Thanks: HackSpace, Finowstr 2a for hosting and promoting the workshop.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Finowstraße 2A, Finowstraße 2A, Berlin, Germany


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