International Encounters Girona-Olot-Vic, Catalonia Spain July 5-9 2022
A project by Contemporary Art Center Nau Côclea . Camallera Catalonia Spain
The starting point of the human movement, the practice of walking offers us today an enriching and complex interaction between territories, cultures, creativity, communities, thought and public space. Walking becomes an urgent and necessary perspective through which to look, analyse and understand the contemporary world.
Walking as a philosophy and a reflection, walking as an awareness of the emergence and needs of sustainability, walking as the beginning of the journey and as the endless experience of knowledge and discovery. Walking as a health practice. Walking as a connector between the self and the other, as a tool for relations between people and territories in their processes of transformation. Walking as a privileged instrument of perception of the landscape and as an artistic practice.
These lines and paths point to a field of action and analysis that crosses many practical and conceptual territories – in which culture, art, anthropology, geography, education, health. ecology, etc. intertwine – requiring an urgent and creative process of exploration.
Wednesday 6 July University of Girona Facultat de Lletres Plaça Josep Ferrater i Mora 1
10: 00/11:00 Keynote presentation Walking and Mapping Karen O’Rourke. Saint Etienne University