On March 22nd, 2020, during the early stages of the Coronavirus health-crises, Lorenzo Giusti founded Radio GAMeC, a multi-format digital platform set out to cultivate a cultural discourse, keeping the narrative focused on the present context and on imagining a new future. In its first format, every day at 11.30, literary and cultural critic Leonardo Merlini went live on the GAMeC Instagram page with half-hour interviews with Italian and international guests. Over two months of daily live broadcasts, the channel hosted 66 events welcoming more than 100 Italian and international guests representative of the worlds of art, culture, sport, politics, science, music and entertainment.
In its second format Radio GAMeC turned into “Real Live”, a platform open to art performances and live talks. From June 18th to July 23rd 2020, five evening appointments held in the GAMeC courtyard welcomed Nic Cester & The Milano Elettrica, Cristiano Godano, Andrea Pennacchi, Alessandro Sciarroni and Virgilio Sieni, accompanied by new voices of the city of Bergamo creating a narrative of new beginnings revolving around art and culture.
From 17th 2020 to February 13th 2021 Radio GAMeC experienced a new phase, with live broadcasting on the Radio Popolare FM frequencies thanks to a collaboration with the programme PopUp and in close connection with the exhibition Ti Bergamo – Una comunità. Every Saturday, from 14.00 to 16.00 Alberto Nigro and Andrea Frateff-Gianni—the traditional hosts of Pop Up Live—with a mobile studio set on a camper van initiated an itinerant programme across some of the most iconic locations of Bergamo and its province.
In its fourth phase Radio GAMeC has been on Clubhouse. Every day, from Monday to Friday, from 8.30 to 9.00 Lorenzo Giusti and Lara Facco welcome several Italian art world professionals engaging in open and participatory conversations on contemporary issues.
March 23, 2020