Six Pillars began as an audio-research adventure into arts and culture from Iran and its diaspora in 2005, and the website began in 2007. This weekly experimental radio show has since expanded over the years into performance events, residencies, art exhibitions, installations and an avant garde sound ensemble. Six Pillars’ focus has now progressed into West Asian, South Asian and North African arts and culture. it has taken its producers and collaborators to West Asia, Columbia and more. It has taken its listeners into anonymous bedrooms in Tehran and major art events and galleries around the world.
Nominated for a Radio Academy Award in 2014, Six Pillars has an adaptive format and a pedagogical approach to programming, resulting in guest producers from a far afield as Malaysia, Iran and Egypt.