Tetsuo Kogawa - 'Pirate Aesthetics of the Mini-FM'
Hosted by the School of Fine Art n collaboration with Arika as part of INSTAL 09 festival

Event Type:

Friday Event


Glasgow Film Theatre


20 Mar 2009
11:00 - 13:00



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Lecture Presentation

Tetsuo Kogawa - 'Pirate Aesthetics of the Mini-FM'

Event info

Tetsuo Kogawa
Pirate Aesthetics of the Mini-FM watch video

Tetsuo Kogawa is widely known for his blend of criticism, performance and activism. Whilst working as a radio practitioner, teacher and artist, he has also written over thirty books on media culture, film, the city and urban space, and micro politics. In the 1980s Kogawa introduced free radio to Japan through his work with the Mini-FM movement in Tokyo. More recently he has combined the experimental and pirate aesthetics of the Mini-FM movement with Internet streamed media. It is this to which he will refer in his performance-lecture. 

Tetsuo Kogawa studied Philosophy at Sophia and Waseda Universities, Japan and taught at Wako University for 17 years. He is currently Professor of Communication Studies at Tokyo Keizai University. His publications include: Adorno's Strategy of 'Hibernation' (1981); Toward Polymorphous Radio (1990); The Electronic Body at the End of the State: Ethnicity, National Identity, and the Japanese Emperor System (1994); and Minima Memoranda: a note on streaming media (1999).

Presented in collaboration with Arika as part of INSTAL 09 festival

Hosted by The School of Fine Art, The Friday Event Lecture Series is The Glasgow School of Art's flagship public lecture series, and brings major international speakers (including artists, architects, designers, historians and cultural theorists) to the city of Glasgow.