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Late Mode is a podcast in search of the ‘zeitgeist’. Critically engaging with the idea of 21st century ‘zeitgeist’, we embark on a journey across others’ lived experiences. In an effort to answer the question: what is now to others?

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Late Mode is a podcast in search of the ‘zeitgeist’. Critically engaging with the idea of 21st century ‘zeitgeist’, we embark on a journey across others’ lived experiences.

In an effort to answer the question: what is now to others? LateMode asks its speakers to share with their audience the way they conceive of themselves and the experience of being human today.

The idea that a single spirit of the age can be apt to describe a particular period of history is by now obsolete. As far as our understanding of reality goes, nonlinearity has become the keyword. Within a present characterized by the extreme fragmentation of time and lived experience, should we instead speak of multiple zeitgeists? Or rather just ditch the concept?


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Say No to Drugs with Silvestro Morlando

Silvestro spreads his love for southern Italian culture by making one of the best pizzas in London. He opened his first pizza truck in central London 10 years ago. He offers not only authentic food but also creates a space that reminds him of the times he spent in Naples, filled with a sense of community, family traditions and a colourful atmosphere. Guided by the topic of surrender, the conversation explores the challenges of running an independent business, how to stay true to your princ

Duration: 42:37 | Date: 14 May, 2023

You and I are Earth with Janeen Page

Through the alchemy of her locally sourced ceramic glazes, Janeen has been getting closer and closer to the geology of her landscape, using pottery as a bridge between the creative and the functional world of crafts. Guided by the topic of slowness we explore Janeen’s latest project. Inspired by a book written in 1960, Janeen travelled around Aotearoa for three months documenting and collecting rocks to make glazes.

Duration: 1:06:36 | Date: 7 May, 2023

Reinventing Space and Time with Francisco Trento

Marta and Francisco Trento discuss neurodiversity, time, space, the anarchive and practices of kinship grounded in care. Together, they examine the notion of ‘anarchive’ proposed by Erin Manning and wonder: how can we live together? How do we account for the present unequal distribution of care and time? And how may we restructure the terms in which we understand our shared realities?

Duration: 00:47:57 | Date: 30 April, 2023

Touching Sound with Alexander Köppel

Giulia is joined by Alexander Köppel, an artist, spatial designer and musician, currently based in Amsterdam. Alex’s work fuses sound and space into sensorial experiences conveyed through installations, sound production, and narrative elements. Fascinated by his modes of investigation Giulia invited him into a discussion about failure and perception. How do we create intention while leaving space for the imagination?

Duration: 00:41:57 | Date: 23 April, 2023

Blessed by the Mothers with Fazal Rizvi

Marta has an online chat with Fazal Rizvi, an interdisciplinary artist currently based in Karachi. Fazal's inquiry rests somewhere between the personal, the social, and the political. Having spent a few years thinking about the materiality and immateriality of the sea and its borders, Rizvi also keeps returning to the personal and familial as a place of trigger, which has taken him to a sherbet recipe that his late aunt used to make.

Duration: 00:36:57 | Date: 16 April, 2023

Digital Hope with Jonatan Kilefors

Giulia sits down with Jonatan Kilefors, a talented AI artist with a background in Virtual and Augmented Reality Content Production. Together, they delve into the exciting possibilities and challenges that lie ahead in the world of AI, art, digital technology, and blockchain. From the potential of digital communities to promote freedom of expression, to the ways in which technology is shaping our relationships with one another and our artistic practices.

Duration: 00:55:26 | Date: 9 April, 2023

A Spritual Quest through Film Making with Django Schrevens Da Silva

Giulia sits down with filmmaker Django Schrevens Da Silva to explore how empathy can bring us to reflect on our spiritual journeys. With a background in acting, Django has worked on a variety of film projects including "The Fifth Season" and "The Fortress". In this chat Django shared his ideas on screenwriting, directing, and the medium of film which he describes as a connection and bridge to the spiritual world.

Duration: 00:53:59 | Date: 2 April, 2023

Remember to Talk with Constança Saraiva

Giulia sits down with Constança Saraiva to explore the topic of remembering. Constança is a Portuguese visual artist, designer, researcher, and mother based in Rotterdam. She is also one of the founders of Conversas a self-organized series of informal meetings aimed at inspiring conversations. The chat traverses the medium of the conversation as well as the printed form. Constança shared her thoughts on the role of socially engaged art in collecting and archiving stories.

Duration: 1:00:16 | Date: 26 March, 2023

Café Con Artista Mestiza, Renata Mirón Granados

Chatting with Renata Mirón Granados over coffee, Marta asks her about her position as a Mexican artist, her work around the figure of the ‘mestiza’ and the Andean cosmologies that have for millennia been upholding alternative understandings of balance. Trading myths, books and storytelling stories Renata and Marta honour the wisdom of common friends and wonder about the stakes of the collective in our ideas of balance.

Duration: 00:59:07 | Date: 19 March, 2023

To Be or Not To Be Humble with Marius Houschyar

In this episode, Giulia meets up with Marius Houschyar Friedrich to discuss the many dimensions of humility. Marius is an artist, producer, filmmaker and graphic designer who explores the role of identity and truth through his various mediums. In their chat, Giulia and Marius discuss the relationship between necessary yet contradictory states: how do we reconcile our personal urge to create with the need for public recognition? How do we talk of noise and silence?

Duration: 00:59:27 | Date: 12 March, 2023

Learning from Trees Through Economy with Tobias Winkles

Grown in Germany and currently based in Prague, Tobi is fond of trees and other refuges of wilderness. As an arborist and tree-climber, he is currently focused on fostering habitat structures serving biodiversity in both natural and man-made landscapes. In their conversation, Tobi and Giulia explore different definitions of ‘economy’ whilst applying this broader concept to the moral implications of using nature as a role model.

Duration: 00:42:01 | Date: 5 March, 2023

Institutional Dissociation with Rosie Strickland

In this episode, Giulia sits down with Rosie Strickland to unravel the topic of dissociation. Rosie lives in London, where she is involved in various creative projects from Art Direction to Set Design. In their chat, Rosie reflects upon her resignation from GreenPeaceUK, while discussing the current state of environmental institutions and activism today.

Duration: 00:40:22 | Date: 26 February, 2023

Archiving Ontologies with Richard Weaver

In this episode about archives, curatorship and care, Marta and Richard Weaver have a chat about Richard’s experience as a digital curator and archivist at the Black Archives Amsterdam. How to build digital archives that reflect the ethos of one’s institution? And what do we even mean, when we speak of building archives?

Duration: 00:33:32 | Date: 19 February, 2023

Moving Through Empowerment with Noemi Bardas

Giulia visited ‘Vlaardingen Commons’, two streets that are the backdrop of a neighbourhood renovation project, realised by a self-organised community of people who work together with residents to revive the area. Giulia walked with Noemi Bardas, a facilitator in the community, to explain what is a self-organised community, how it relates to empowerment and how movement and dance can foster trust in ourselves and one another.

Duration: 00:24:47 | Date: 12 February, 2023

Finding Some Time with Lynn Shore

Chatting over the theme of time pressure, Marta and Lynn Shore hop around different themes connected to Lynn's practice as a herbology and biology teacher. Emerging as the star of this podcast episode, the ancient way of understanding nature's progression known as 'the wheel of the year' guides us through a more peaceful relationship with the seasons of our frantic activities. Considering hibernation, seasonal markers, food sovereignty and the political implications of urban foraging practices,

Duration: 00:33:26 | Date: 5 February, 2023

Caring for Heritage with David Grantsaan

In this third episode, Marta invites David Grantsaan to Late Mode for a talk about care, heritage and academia.

Discussing the importance of understanding heritage as a thing of the present, Marta and David discuss important themes in present-day academia: to what extent is academic success dependent on our willingness to rely on our identities and heritage? How to strike a balance between the imperative to care for our heritage and the necessity to care, first, for ourselves?

Duration: 00:30:40 | Date: 29 January, 2023

Researching the Waves with Leva Gudaitytė

LateMode interviews Ieva Gudaitytė to discuss the subversive possibilities of radio, music and conversations. Ieva hosts a radio show called “Auditorijos” on a local community radio based in Vilnus. She will begin researching how community music radio can offer joyful strategies for civil disobedience and political participation in times of significant socio-political changes.

Duration: 00:50:45 | Date: 22 January, 2023

In Search of the Zeitgeist

Serving as a little introduction to the hopes and aims of LateMode, this first podcast episode introduces its hosts, research topics and stories of origin. With a big thank you to all the people who had us reflect on the themes of reality, creativity and lived experience, we inaugurate this podcast series with a short statement of intent.

Duration: 00:18:29 | Date: 15 January, 2023