Radio Pata, the community radio of the Pata Rât (Cluj/Romania) ghetto is coming to town (yes, ghetto is the word Pata Rât inhabitants themselves use for their living environment).
So meet the ghetto dwellers, the facilitators and the anchor, and engage with them in dialogue on everything between contemporary racism and structural violence to the aesthetics of Romanian turbo-folk.
How can a place like Pata Rât - one of the most compact ghettos in Europe even exist? How come it even grows? Who are those people, and what do they want?
We, the Radio Pata people
will have a guided exhibition on Roma history and the more recent evacuations for you
will have debates on culturally facilitated social work with you
will cook for you
and will want you to engage.
What kind of social dynamics can a community radio trigger?
How did we get 1500 city folk come and dance for 3 days in the ghetto?
How does assertion of cultural identity go along with integration?
How do the happy or unhappy ends of the Radio look like, and what comes after?
We know these are not easy topics, but these are not easy times either.
We’ll eat and talk it all over