Roaming Rumours of Resistance by Johannes Reisigl und Juri Velt – program timetable!
October 19, 2023

Roaming Rumours of Resistance is a nomadic and parasitic radio program and the collaborative research framework of Johannes Reisigl and Juri Velt. Founded in 2022, they connect the voices of different beings, places and practices to queer their understanding of resistance. Together, they search for orientation in uncertain times to cultivate response-ability and new planetary imaginaries – embracing muddy becomings, clumsy solutions and feral beings in the thick present. It is through the slowness of their making and the intimacy through which they relate, that they hold space for vulnerable failings, doubt, not-knowing, (un-)learning and collective meaning-making.

From Thursday, October 26th to Sunday, October 29th Johannes and Juri will be broadcasting live for the first time – on site at openspace.innsbruck (Mentlgasse 12b) and online on Radio Robida (

“During the first three days we invite you to join us for hybrid reading, listening, making and sharing between 3 PM and 6:30 PM. We will read aloud texts (in German or English) from authors such as Donna Haraway, Isabelle Fremeaux, Jay Jordan, Laura Freudenthaler, Pedro Neves Marques, Robin Wall Kimmerer or Ursula K. Le Guin. These texts deal in different ways with questions of narrative making in light of multiple crises. What stories are told through our words and actions? What (other) stories are needed? And how can we tell these other stories? We will, at the same time, embroider on a large fabric to digest the reads with our hands and review them in mutual exchange. Thus, a visual landscape, situational knowledge and an archive of texts will be co-created as a foundation for further work on our radio and the stories we might encounter along the way.
On Sunday, we will present our “Feral Budget,” a scheme for holistic budgeting that makes invisible work, hidden resources, and secret collaborators visible. Afterwards, from 6 PM onwards, we will guide you through songs (of resistance), with music from all genres and epochs, before ending the evening around food and drinks.” – Johannes & Juri

* = broadcasted live on
We will embroider continuously between Thursday and Saturday

Thursday, 26. Oktober

3:00 p.m.: Opening 

3:30 p.m.: “Als ob Literatur in dieser Gegenwart einen Sinn habe” by Laura Freudenthaler, from Playbook Klimakultur (Bundesministerium für europäische und internationale Angelegenheiten – Sektion für internationale Kulturangelegenheiten, 2021) (ger.) *

In diesem Text begibt sich die Autorin auf eine persönliche und fragmentarische Suche nach der Rolle von Erzähler:innen und Geschichten im Angesicht globaler Erhitzung und dem Spannungsfeld von innerer und äußerer Zerrissenheit.

5:30 p.m.: “Der Sturz der Himmelsfrau” by Robin Wall Kimmerer, from Geflochtenes Süßgras, Die Weisheit der Pflanzen (Aufbau, 2021) (ger.) *
Im ersten Kapitel ihres Buches “Geflochtenes Süßgras” beschreibt die Autorin zwei bekannte Schöpfungsgeschichten und legt offen, wie die darin überlieferten Kosmologien unterschiedliche Formen menschlicher Weltbeziehung hervorbringen, die unser Vorstellungsvermögen prägen.

6:30 p.m.: Closing

Friday, 27. Oktober

3:00 p.m.: Opening

3:30 p.m.: “Die Tragetaschentheorie des Erzählens” by Ursula K. Le Guin, from Am Anfang war der Beutel (thinkOya, 2020) (ger.) *
In diesem erstmals 1968 veröffentlichten Essay hinterfragt die Autorin traditionell maskuline Erzählstrukturen von Eroberung und Heroismus. Demgegenüber stellt sie ihren Zugang zum Geschichtenerzählen und erklärt anhand der Metapher der Tragetasche, weshalb wir neue Narrative brauchen.

5:30 p.m.: “Three Stories” by Donna Haraway, from the Essay “Otherworldly Conversations; Terrain Topics, Local Terms”, published in The Haraway Reader (Routledge, 2003) (eng.) *
Three stories about different forms of life, including endangered people, (maybe queer) ducks and the problem of “discourse” between people and companion species. All are stories about demarcation and continuity among actors, human and not, organic and not and remind us to question the stories we tell about “nature”.

6:30 p.m.: Closing

Saturday, 28. Oktober

3:00 p.m.: Opening

3:30 p.m.: “Parallel Futures: One or Many Dystopias?” by Pedro Neves Marques, from e-flux Journal, Issue #99 (2019) (eng.) *
Exploring the concept of parallel futures and their connection to indigenous perspectives, the text delves into the complex relationship between dystopia, colonisation, and the politics of the future. It does so through analysing the narrative of two films, “Inaate/se” and “Empty Metal”, questioning the possibilities of (re)imagining.

5:30 p.m.: “We Are ‘Nature’ Defending Itself – Entangling Art, Activism & Autonomous Zones” by Isabelle Fremeaux & Jay Jordan, from We Are ‘Nature’ Defending Itself, Entangling Art, Activism and Autonomous Zones (Pluto Press 2021) (eng.) *

Weaving together personal experiences, historical references and a vision of a post-capitalist future, this text is a story about solidarity and about resistance against the construction of an airport. Understanding magic as a tool for shaping reality through imagination, it is argued that change is brought about by storytelling and persuasion rather than facts and figures.

6:30 p.m.: Closing

Sonntag, 29. Oktober

5:00 p.m.: Opening

5:30 p.m.: Presentation Feral Budget *

6:00 p.m.: Songs of Resistance *

7:00 p.m.: Food and drinks

No registrations or prior experience necessary! Come as you are!