One of the many joys of teaching is that through a process of constructing teaching as mutual learning, students become amazing teachers and expose me to all sorts of practices and riches of which I would otherwise have never known. I had such an experience with my postgrad student Rebecca Irvine, who shared this gem with me: the idea of walking as a cultural practice. There is a whole practice framework here just waiting to be explored. This amazing little website has a list of blogs, resources, publications and links connected to this practice. Who knew?
The Walking Artists Network seeks to connect those who define themselves as walking artists – or who are interested in walking as a mode of art practice – through a series of meetings and an online interface. We would like to invite you to take part in its development.
At the moment we think WAN might help us:
* share examples of our walking practices, and the practices that inspire.
* ask how we might define walking art as a medium, and whether attempting a definition is a fruitful method for generating discussion and debate
* explore the multi-disciplinary routes to walking as an art practice.