What would Barbarella do?’, in this sonic space, the Bilbao feminist science fiction festival co-ordinator and translator Arrate Hidalgo dissects the key topics on current feminism through science fiction. With scalpel in hand, she takes a speculative text and extracts the debate to look for its mutations in other fiction styles and in contemporary feminist thought. She is accompanied by the critic Laura Lazcano in her section dedicated to audiovisual.

Episode Nº 02 9th April

The exploration of alternative relationships to monogamy has been a popular field in science fiction since its inception. Based on Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time, the classic utopian feminist novel, this first episode will look towards polyamory as an element of political speculation. We will also look at the love trios and the various versions that have been given in the examples of state and international speculative, observing the imaginary of sexuality in audiovisual science fiction, we will ask ourselves if we achieve to wriggle out from patriarchy in one of the manifestations of the polyamory most talked of the genre and we will investigate with James Tiptree, Jr. in the most problematic parts of the desire to the alien as Otro. All this crossed by ideas that Brigitte Vasallo picks up in her essay Pensamiento monógamo, terror poliamoroso.


In the tenth programme of Trincheras de la Cultura Pop (Pop Culture Trenches), Elisa and Diego chat about the current paradigm of museums, its past and its prospects. If museums were considered high culture, nowadays they are forced to come to the arena, to the great show that satisfies boredom and prime desires.


¿Qué será de los museos en el siglo XXI?
Martín Manen, Salir de la exposición (si es que alguna vez habíamos entrado)
Iván de la Nuez, Teoría de la retaguardia
Pablo Helguera, Artoons



In the ninth programme of Trincheras de la Cultura Pop (Pop Culture Trenches), Elisa McCausland and Diego Salgado interview the comic artists Carla Berrocal and Marcos Prior regarding this area of culture and its expressive possibilities: the look of the painter and the look of the one who analyse, from a critical perspective, the experimental possibilities of the cartoons…

As usually happens at Tricheras de la Cultura Pop, we owe the sound accompaniment to Yogur de Pera.


Voces en el Jardín #05: Workshops

In the next episode of ‘Voces en el Jardín’ we talk about learning by making group, and about learning to make, by making. We listen to the point of view of writer Mónica Crespo, Basque philologist and researcher Josune Muñoz, and Marco Feijoo, creator of UKELAB: A uke lab by Miguel A. Gracía, one in charge of the Sound Art and Experimental Music programme. Connectors of workshops dynamics, those pedagogic spaces where you can learn to ‘do’ something that is created jointly. 





In the eighth programme of Trincheras de la Cultura Pop (Pop Culture Trenches), Elisa and Diego talk about the nature of the advertising industry nowadays and our relation with it, on the basis of the fuss caused this Christmas by the ad of a particular product which defended the freedom of expression. Is advertising the best fiction form that represents us today?