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February 17, 2006

Walking & mapping across continents

The subject of car-free mobility sounds necessary but unappealing. But news reaches me of a sublime-sounding event called The Walking Project. It's an exploration, on foot, of desire lines - the paths made by people who walk across fields in South Africa - and across vacant lots in Detroit. Collaboratively developed with US and South Africa-based artists during a series of residencies in Detroit and KwaZulu-Natal, many of the participants created poems and stories and renditions of walking songs. The project "examines how changing patterns of movement can alter attitudes and perceptions; how people make their own paths; and the influences of culture, geography, language, economics and love, The Walking Project asks how and why people’s paths cross and how taking a different path might alter a life".

Posted by John Thackara at February 17, 2006 08:05 AM


The Walking Project sounds awesome but unfortunately the link to more info about it isn't working!

Posted by: Crafty Green Poet at February 24, 2006 10:52 AM

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