People's Pop-up Media Shop Practice Space

DIY radio and video production

The People's Pop-up Media Shop (formerly the Really Rad Radio and Video Practice Space) is a creative practice space that will explore ways in which communities build power through the combined practice of DIY radio and video production. We will learn how to amplify movements through the production of live interviews, practice audio and video “editing on a deadline”, and practice building technical literacy together as a vehicle for neighborhood empowerment. Participants will leave with a sense of the value and power of community media as well as shareable radio and video making skills. People's Pop-Up Media Shop is the place to be for hands-on learning and media-making!

Coordinators of this practice space are Ayana Rubio, Antoine Haywood, Michelle Alimoradi, and Julie Censullo.

People's pop-up media shop

Call for Participation

Call for trainers and workshop facilitators

Calling all radical media makers! Whether you’re recording for a podcast or the FM dial, starting a local media collective or doing the independent producer hustle: People's Pop-Up Media Shop wants you to spearhead this year’s practice space. Let’s manifest a pop-up community media shop together and provide the AMC with an active hub for hands-on skill-building.

We are looking for engaging workshops to introduce audio/video production, best practices for community storytelling, and participatory media-based organizing. We will also hold space to explore different models of community media governance, guerilla journalism and fundraising tactics, and re-centering media as a place of radical imagination.

If you are interested in facilitating a workshop in the People's Pop-Up Media Shop Practice Space, please contact Julie at

Call for Pre-Recorded Stories and Live Content Ideas

People's Pop-Up Media Shop plans to air 30 hours of live and pre-recorded material covering the AMC and its attendees, media-based organizing work happening throughout the country, and voices from across Detroit.

Please contact to submit your proposals for live content or your pre-recorded productions. Pre-recorded audio productions should be accompanied by a 50-100 word introduction that we can utilize to frame your piece on-air. Productions can range from 30 seconds to two hours in length. Proposals for live coverage, conference documentation, and on-air interviews should include your equipment, technical assistance, and/or training needs.

We welcome multilingual, multi-format content that is relevant to the AMC and its community of media-based organizers. We embrace all modes of expertise and we strongly encourage women, people of color, youth, elders, queer and trans folks to submit proposals or content.

Pre-recorded materials are due by June 1, 2017.

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