5th episode of Down Down radio, live on Worldwide FM 4th July 2021 11pm – 12am! Find here live here, or listen back via the University of the Underground collection page!

Welcome to  Down Down Radio.  We are produced by the researchers at the New Politics and Afrofuturism Programme at the charity University of the Underground. This tuition free programme- which ran from October 2020 to March 2021– was calling for Black Radical imagination and pop-culture as powerful vehicles for propelling progressive social justice narratives to mainstream audiences, with a focus on afrofuturism, black activism, climate justice along with political theory and practice. As a part of the programme led by former mayor of Sheffield and European MeP- Magid Magid- the selected students have worked together on producing meaningful experiences and interventions answering: What would a world where both people and the planet thrive look like? What would the values, systems and culture of that world be? Together they explored constellations of new worlds that can shape possible futures. Through interviews, stories and experimental sounds, they explored and played with formats to tell stories that imagined the possibilities for other worlds.

Imwen Eke is an Experience Designer, Social Games Practitioner, Artist and Researcher.

This Podcast emphasises new perspectives and new narratives in Play that include Black voices and new frames of reference alongside those that already exist.

In this episode, Imwen invites nine guests to open a dialogue and imagine what Play might look like 100 years into the future. We speculate, discuss and conceive possibilities. 

Through a series of prompts, Imwen asks how they would want to frame this world. From personal imagining, to a broader societal context. Are we heading for utopia, dystopia or somewhere in-between. 



Ruby Savage, Dj, Creative Director and Founder of the Artist Recovery Club

Holly Gramazio, Game Designer, writer, and curator 

Be Manzini, Poet, Film Maker and Spoken Word Artist

Holly Gramazio, Game Designer, writer, and curator 

Genevieve K Grant, – Writer, personal performance coach and somatic worker

Amani Eke, Yogi practitioner, teacher and Founder of Project Yogi .

Joselyn Mcdonald, Creative technologist, designer and researcher 

Paul Martin, Writer, lecturer, musicologist.

Jenny Zienau, Strategic lead, change and transformation, Hackney council.

Will Taylor, Multi-disciplinary artist, creative producer and youth support worker 

Thank you so much for listening. This is Down Down Radio, produced by researchers at the New Politics and Afro-futurism Programme at University of the Underground. See you next time. 



Kruder and Dorfmeister – Definition

DJ Cam –  Mad Blunted Jazz 

DJ  Cam –  End of Podcast Fontainebleau