Ari Robey-Lawrence aka The Neighbourhood Character is a Berlin-based producer and selector who hosts a monthly show at Berlin Community Radio. Currently completing a PhD at London’s Goldsmiths, their Shaking Habits project is an ongoing queer auto-ethnography that aims to enumerate strategies implemented by marginalised electronic musicians and performers who incorporate multicultural politics and praxes of difference into their creative persona(s). These include their unique approach(es) toward working in the dance music industry. Ari has recently spearheaded the establishment of the wood // work collective, an intersectional and non-binary/queer collective conceived with the purpose to create alternative avenues for socio-cultural mobility, professional self-empowerment, and transnational interchange in creative industries. Since 2014, Ari acts as a core co-organiser and a resident DJ at Raumweiterungshalle.
As of October 2018