Schedule


[June 3, 2020 - WAWD?Radio's summer programming is on its way. Many of our DJs are still on the air, but during the transition not all shows will be broadcast according the the schedule listed below.]


Sunday


11am - Some Kind of Music Show with Isadora Dannin
2pm - The Daily Rind with Charlotte Matthai / cheese talk, cheese puns, cheese eating, cheese reading, cheese guests.
6pm - Club Quarantine with Nourey (Norhan Bayomi) / 1 hour of deep melodic house and progressive trance.
7pm - Sounds From Somewhere with Christopher Weaver / A selection of sounds and songs.
8pm - Life Psets with Alexa Jan / Bumbling through life problems and reveling in our shared humanity, intentionally unrelated to the current state of the world. unqualified. unsolicited. advice. let's go..
11pm - Midnight Snack: an ASMR Broadcast with Kailin Jones



Monday


10am - Radio Architecture Workshop / Live broadcasts of lectures and work sessions from an MIT summer course about making radio.
6pm - News from Nowhere with Jeff Landman / Building an impossible world with our ears.
9pm - Be My Quarantine? with Jacqueline Chen & Catherine Yang / Jacqueline and Catherine are two undergrads in architecture. Come join their various conversations that sometimes get lost in translation between (both language wise and logic wise). Featuring their studio friends, like Caleb.



Tuesday


9pm - The Open Practice Room with Demi Fang / A peek into some of the behind-the-scenes rigor in the practice room, the classical violinist's equivalent of "design iterations" in the architectural studio.
10pm - Welcome to the Gayborhood with dr. e and queer ai (Sam Seaman & Ai Bui) / Here you can find all things gay: a little queer, and definitely happy. Featuring music, conversations, and anonymous confessions from those in the SA+P community.
11pm - Friends, MIT, and Internet with Jackie Lin / Weekly discussions with friends from across the Institute to discuss WAWD?, [exiting] undergrad MIT education, and being on the internet.



Wednesday


8am - Morning Accounts with DJ BOIL (Ben Hoyle) / A show dedicated to recording minutiae of our unusual circumstances, so that we might remember what it feels like for the world to fall off its course.
3pm - Dangerous History with Dariel Cobb / Chats with HTC PhDs and others about architecture history and its ramifications for today.
4pm - Stories from the Ground Up with Cherie Abbanat / Stories from Cherie’s Work on the ground in Haiti (mostly), including building a maker library.
5pm - Power Hour Playlist with DJ Paul (Paul Gruber) / Join Paul for an hour of themed tunes to celebrate the halfway mark of the week!
6pm - The Paulcast: The Pop Culture Podcast with Paul Gruber / Join Paul as he talks about all things pop culture through fun lists, songs and lots of puns!
7pm - A Radio Show About Nothing with Jola Idowu
11pm - Selected ambient works 95-20 (ambient 2: music for being alone) with dj outside j (Julian Geltman) / Focus on long-form, ambient approaches to post-wtvr (ie post metal, post punk, post rock, blackgaze, funeral-y doom) and sometimes discussion on things to consider.



Thursday


8am - Disparitions with Eytan Levi / Interview-based investigations in what is going away and perhaps never coming back in our architectural educations.
10am - Radio Architecture Workshop / Live broadcasts of lectures and work sessions from an MIT summer course about making radio.
5pm - Museum Missives with Nushelle de Silva / Readings of comic letters from archival research as the basis for a discussion of different issues in museum practice.
7pm - Kelly and Eli Smiling Through the Apocalypse with Eli Keller & Kelly Main
8pm - Collecting the Unconscious with Emily Wissemann / Previously top-secret dream diaries go public with intermittent stream of consciousness music selections.
9pm - Kollective Karaoke with DJBYOB (Lee Moreau) / A 12-week lesson to help us sing together, separately: start with easy crowd pleasing sing alongs and anthems like Gloria Gaynor's classic "I Will Survive", ultimately building to absurd challenges like Adele's "Hello".



Friday


9am - Breakfast with Trees with Sheilak (Sheila Kennedy) / Readings, musings and occasional raw research-in-progress, discussions of artists’ works and global voices on the resiliency of trees and the ways in which plants - terrestrial and aquatic - invite us to reimagine the world.
5pm - Conversations on Care with the Critical Broadcasting Lab (Ana Miljacki)
7pm - Songs for Tomorrow with DJ Hazel Haze (Dariel Cobb) / A mix of indie and pop, focused on women and women-identified artists; alternating with theme episodes.
8pm - Cola Coca with DJ Dave (David White) / Some combo of Ethiopian Jazz and Zouk Love.
9pm - Journey Through Spotiland with DJ SPEY (Hugh Ebdy) / Kinda like Wikiracing, but in reverse, and it's Spotify.
10pm - NOO TROPICS: Free Jazz Friday with DJ NOOWAVE (Gerard Patawaran) / Free jazz and experimental noises.



Saturday


3pm - Sounds & Thoughts for Your 6' Walk with PuffPastryHoarder (Gabby Heffernan)
11pm - Music for Staying in with D + J (Dalma Foldesi and Jung Seo)

Dangerous History: Chelsea Spencer



May 27, 2020: Chelsea Spencer joins me from beautiful Brooklyn, NY, to discuss the juridical domain of architecture's creation: contracts. Listen to the interview here. As she writes her prospectus, Chelsea is exploring the evolving role of building contracts as a medium of communication and mediation between builders and architects in the United States, particularly since reconstruction. It is in this era—the mid-to-late 19th century, directly following the American Civil War—that the figure of the "general contractor" first emerges. She describes how these general contractors learned to manage projects through a systems approach, educating one another about methods to maintain profits while delivering work to architects on schedule. The demands of a capital-driven property market, the legally binding nature of contracts, and the complexity of the building process itself have all contributed to the shape of standardized contracts used today.


Chelsea Spencer is a third-year PhD student in the HTC program. She studies architecture, media, and the building industry in Europe and North America from the nineteenth century to the present. Her current research focuses on the business practices of general contractors in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, in relation to the doctrine of “freedom of contract” in Ango-American legal and social thought.


Chelsea received an MDes in History and Philosophy of Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she cofounded the student publication Open Letters, and a BA in art and architectural history from Emory University. Before beginning her studies at MIT, she was the managing editor of Log magazine. A native Atlantan, Chelsea currently lives in New York. She is also a lapsed modern dancer.


The Uniform Contract adopted by the Joint Committee of the American Institute of Architects, the Western Association of Architects, and the National Association of Builders, 1888

“An Inexpensive Superintendent’s Desk,” from the book 250 Short Cuts for Builders, compiled by the editorial staff of Building Age, 1926

Reference to “the ‘system’ men,” in William Arthur, The Contractors’ and Builders’ Handbook (New York: David Williams Company, 1911)













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