N.A.W. present ‘Air Rights’ – a live broadcast exploring spatial injustice and environmental racism, followed by a series of live DJ sets on 2nd November, online and live at Studio 9294, E9 5LN
Air pollution is the biggest environmental risk to the health of Londoners. In response to the crisis, schools now discourage car use and air quality data is becoming a consideration in everyday life. Meanwhile, in 2020 a landmark coroner’s ruling stated that the death of Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah was partly caused by air pollution, signalling the racialised impact of London’s toxic air.
Data confirms that people of colour, as well as those of lower socio-economic status, are disproportionately exposed to polluted air in London, while having limited access to natural spaces. In response to a sense of powerlessness over air quality, we will occupy the ether, assert our right to clean air, and explore our collective agency to make change.
On 2 November 2022, we will reclaim the airwaves with a selection of guests working across environmental justice and the arts, for a series of interviews, discussions, and experimental sounds.
Inspired by pirate radio, a feature of multicultural London used to protest, celebrate and foster community, we will navigate issues of spatial injustice and environmental racism.
We will be broadcasting from 3.30pm; join us in-person from 6pm at Studio 9294, E9 5LN for live discussion and DJs and then party with us when the sun goes down.