A glossary of terms related to walking. Compiled by the community.
Glossary of walking art
There are currently 9 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter A.
a fictitious British government ministry responsible for developing silly walks through grants.
Ministry of Silly Walks from Monty Python's Flying CircusSubmitted by: Kel Portman
This word sounds like it refers to the action of a rude ruffian: walking smack dab in front of someone. Actually, the word is as polite as a pancake: In the 1600s, anteambulate referred to walking in front of someone to show them the way, like an usher. Credits to Mark Peters for these words mentioned in his article, see this.Submitted by: Geert Vermeire
Old Swedish word that refers to moving by foot when there are not any other form of transportation available: car, bus, bike….Submitted by: Juanma Gonzalez
a person who walks with architecture in mind, and who thinks, moves and (re)configures the world accordinglySubmitted by: Stephen Hodge
This rare word comes to us from translations of Greek playwright Aristophanes: It literally means to walk on the air, but actually means to walk as if on air. What a perfect word for buoyant sauntering, after, say, receiving good news. Credits to Mark Peters for these words mentioned in his article, see this.Submitted by: Geert Vermeire
A method of walking and attending to experienced environment that is free, open and 'without agenda'*. (Not to be confused with the idleness of flaneurie or the intentions of attitudinal walking.) rn(*Overall, 'Walking against the current', 2016)Submitted by: Sonia Overall
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