Call for Papers

2a. Topics to be discussed

Topics to be covered include (but are not limited to):

  • How can walking be used to highlight or intervene in political, personal, social, economic, and ecological issues?
  • How does walking expose assumptions regarding ability/disability, mobility and immobility?
  • How can we think about the material and sensory aspects of walking—the soles of one’s feet, calluses, footwear, hiking poles, crutches and wheelchairs?
  • What sort of a question can walking as an aesthetic practice ask of our contemporary moment—of the pandemic, of migration, of climate change?
  • What questions does the ground you walk on raise?
  • What sort of questions does walking ask of you as a person?  How do you ask questions by walking?
  • What questions are activated by walking the territories we inhabit (in terms of negotiating and designing the urban/rural – public/private space)?
  • What questions are activated by walking the territories and with the communities of Prespa?
  • How can we share a walking experience in real time with others who live elsewhere in the world through walking hubs?