In this month’s episode of 13 Steps Below- a podcast created by the students at the University of the Underground-, the second in a two-parter, we hear about the students’ work in London and their creative processes as part of a project called ‘Since 1989’. For their latest educative endeavor, students were tasked to explore the question, ‘When post-truth is the new normal, what is the role of fiction in revealing hidden political narratives?’
Part cinemathèque, part record label, part theatre set, students share their creative processes with you.

In Episode 4 we hear interviews from Phil Lee, Creative Director at record label XL recordings and board member at the University of the Underground; British Film Institute’s curator Anna Bogutskaya and interviews from Galit Ariel, self-proffered digital hippy and augmented reality expert. All taking us on a final explorative journey of the role of media, archiving and curation in a post-truth realm. Complimented by more audio works made by the students!

This podcast was made by the students of the MA Design of Experiences at the University of the Underground and the Sandberg Instituut: Malena Maria Arcucci, John Charles Bricker, Tom Burke, Alexander Cromer, Francisco Dorado, Ryan Eykholt, Heather Griffin, Juhee Hahm, Anna Maria Merkel, Joseph Pleass, Ada Reinthal, Luke George Hardy Rideout, Evita Eva-Maria Bianca Rigert, Jack Waghorn!

Massive thank you to University of the Underground’s board member Phil Lee, creative director at XL recordings, for letting them record in the studio but also to the British Film Institute and the British Council for giving them access to their archives