This is one of the first stations made by people who have been diagnoses with mental health issues. It is an experience that attempts a lateral view of madness and seeks alternatives in order to deconstruct the stigma. Nikosia is a threshold, an intimate place, a new territory for listening and social participation for and with people affected. Its basis is the use of the radio and other communication formats as spaces for expression, intervention and social visibility, but also explores other forms such as art, poetry, literature and thought in general, regarding ways of “saying” and acting socially.
Radio Nikosia consists of over 70 people who come together to create this attempt at talking about madness from the voice of the sufferer, to release that possibility of making a type of underground policy, a certain activism from the sides that, in short, is reinvented here as a type of catharsis that opens new doors. Radio Nikosia challenges madness, questions it, seeks refuge in it, expels it, redefines it, places it in a normal position, embraces it, lives with it and its whims, suffers from it. It is a transversal station made by people who wish to express themselves and communicate with a strategy aimed towards deconstructing the basis of own suffering.

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An action expanded in collaboration with Bárbara Bañuelos and the project “Mi padre no era un famoso escritor ruso” [My father wasn’t a famous Russian author] about the body and mental suffering.

The writers of Radio Nikosia participate in the Salmon Festival with three special broadcasts that address the program in a journalistic manner. Radio Nikosia will visit the artists, discover the representation spaces, speak to the creators and audiences, reflect on the pieces and their ripple effect, experience paella rituals (if there are any) and launch the Salmon universe from a sensitive and collective perspective.

The meetings and interventions will be depicted together with Bárbara Bañuelos every Wednesday from the Nikosia headquarters at Radio Contrabanda through 91.4 FM, online broadcast at www.contrabanda.org and www.radionikosia.org broadcast through Facebook Live, generating a space for dialogue and direct meeting while building reflections, intensities and points of view through their ways of doing things and way of life.

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More info about “Mi padre no era un famoso escritor ruso” by Bárbara Bañuelos.

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