Men I Have Ever Met



The radio show Men I Have Ever Met is a program in relation to the group exhibition with the same title at Co-Prosperity, presenting 6 queer Asian artists: Sungjae Lee, Club Chow, Eugene I-Peng Tang, Jay Carlon, Jinu Hong, and Vincent Chong. Responding to Lee’s redacted text installation, DJ Club Chow creates music employing words or sentences from the text as musical elements. Tune in to listen to the full context of the text in an ASMR style and queer Asian themed music! Every Friday, from March 15 to April 12, 11pm – 12am. An hour-long episode is composed of 4 or 5 stories and music in between.

More info about the exhibition  Men I Have Ever Met at CoProsperity

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Art Design Chicago Talk Series

Bi-Weekly (2nd & 4th Days Above)


The Art Design Chicago Talk Series by Lumpen Radio is set to explore and celebrate Chicago’s rich artistic heritage and its diverse creative communities. This series will examine the intersections of art, design, and activism and the city’s relationship with indigeneity, migration, and displacement.

Through a series of broadcasted conversations in Spanish and English with the artists, curators and cultural organizers behind the exhibitions featured as part of Art Design Chicago, Lumpen Radio hosts will highlight the evolution and impacts of these projects. This initiative promises an extensive exploration of Chicago’s cultural and artistic identity, broadening the narratives of American art.

The Art Design Chicago Talk Series is part of Art Design Chicago, a citywide collaboration initiated by the Terra Foundation for American Art that highlights the city’s artistic heritage and creative communities.

*Art Design Chicago Talk Series is an original production of Lumpen Radio. Produced by Stephanie Manriquez, Charly García, Nick Wylie, SY Lim and Ariandy Luna.

Open AirWaves



Open Air(waves) is an annual open call to the SAIC community looking to showcase their work through Free Radio SAIC. Free Radio SAIC is the student-run Internet radio station of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC). Members develop shows according to their interests. Examples include: curated mixes, traditional and experimental sound art, narratives, informative or news-oriented talk shows, interviews and live performances. Station membership is open to any SAIC student, faculty, staff or alumni. It is our goal to encourage the SAIC community to play and expand upon traditional broadcast and to produce original radio experiences.
Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border

Bi-weekly (1st & 3rd Day Above)


Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border offers multilingual live radio and archival audio programs addressing “the multiple pandemics of racism, sexism, xenophobia and neo-colonialism on steroids in the Trump Era.” Throughout his life, Gómez-Peña has worked in audio art and radio across multiple genres, from poetic journalism to Spanglish spoken word, and from radical storytelling to collaborations with musicians, poets, and activists. This ongoing series will present samples of his previous work (1980–2015) and newly recorded material created in the last two years and during lock-down.


In a first-ever partnership, Jane Addams Hull-House MuseumPublic Media Institute, and the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art present a year-long series of experimental audio performances from Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a performance artist, writer, activist, and MacArthur Fellow, class of 1991. The series is an initiative of Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Changeand the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, a multi-venue exhibition and program series organized by the Smart Museum to mark the 40th anniversary of the MacArthur Fellows program throughout 2021.

Out of the Archives!

Monthly (2nd Day Above)


Out of the Archives! share a diverse range of stories told by public housing residents, as well as those working in the field, from our Oral History Archive. The stories in our archive lift the voices of an oftentimes marginalized community and create a space for important conversations to happen. Each episode features a different theme that responds to our mission to preserve, promote, and propel the right of all people to a place where they can live and prosper.