Streaming With Infrafem is a moment on-air of exchanging of communal strategies, infrastructural knowledge, program making and design choices starting by redefining the notion of streaming. We will explore ways of "streaming" to each other by listening, waiting and responding, both through writing (via a chat app and a collaborative editor) and through listening (via a streaming audio server) on Narrowcast, the Varia's broadcast space.
The word 'infrafem' is a portmanteau of feminism and infrastructure, and refers to doing infrastructure with a feminist sensibility. We are considering the means of communication as a means of production and questioning who is making them and under which conditions.
In 2022 Varia did two events under this concept; a non-public event with local radio broadcasting groups based in The Netherlands, namely Good Times Bad Times, Radio EE, LAG leftover radio, Hackers and Designers; a radio discussion on Narrowcast about radio practices of Pukllasunchi, who organise a radio for Andean children, amongst many other things, in Peru. The session was co-moderated by Clara Balaguer and Varia Brodcats amy, Cristina, Danny, Aggeliki.