Freedom Radio is an ongoing series of multimedia voice-based portraits of global freedom. In 1990 Nelson Mandela, released from nearly thirty years of incarceration, declared, “The truth is that we are not yet free; we have merely achieved the freedom to be free. We have not taken the final step of our journey, but the first step on a longer and even more difficult road.” And now, thirty years later, the world is still on that long walk to freedom. We’re collecting phone recordings of people around the world sharing what freedom means to them and remixing them into a series of conversations around freedom. When you call you’ll be asked to respond to 3 prompts and also leave a prompt. Recording takes about 5 minutes.
Freedom Radio is the second project of Ekene Ijeoma and his lab Poetic Justice at MIT Media Lab in collaboration with the House of Mandela Family Foundation.