Walk Listen Cafe – Pedestrian Provocations: Manifesting an Accessible Future

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Date(s) - 08/06/2021
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm


In 2018, Blake Morris and Morag Rose embarked on a distance walking exchange to explore disability, intersectionality and interdependence in relation to walking. Using Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor’s walk in Examined Life (2009) as a starting point, they exchanged a series of walking instructions through digital tools such as e-mail, Twitter and WhatsApp. The resulting article, “Pedestrian Provocations: Manifesting an Accessible Future“, offered a series of provocations encouraging readers to walk with someone who ‘walks differently than you’, both together and at a distance.

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global lockdown has increased the number of artists working through digital exchange. In this walk · listen · café, Morris and Rose will discuss this digital turn in distance walking and its implications for improving accessibility.
The pandemic has encouraged people to embrace walking together at a distance and allowed us to walk with a more global group of people than would be possible if we were meeting on the ground. How can we build on the positive aspects of connecting through technology, whilst also acknowledging its limitations?

To book – please visit our sister WalkListenCreate website – tickets €3-€5

walk · listen · create hosts walk · listen · café, a bi-weekly (once every two weeks) online meeting for creatives in the fields of walking and sound art. Every ‘café’ lasts between 1 and 2 hours, is headed by an expert introducing a particular topic, and followed by an open discussion on the topic at hand.
Online meetings are hosted through BlueJeans or similar. Participants will be sent the conference password shortly before the event kicks off.