Glossary

A glossary of terms related to walking. Compiled by the community.

Glossary of walking art

There are currently 5 definitions in this directory beginning with the letter G.
galefilero
a jaunt, a rambling walk or ride just for the sake of breaking restraint. from the Dictionary of Newfoundland English (University of Toronto Press, 1982). Many of these terms are from the 17th-century and were brought to Newfoundland with the settlers from England (the majority were from Wessex, mainly the counties of Dorset and Devon), and from Ireland (the majority were from a 30-mile radius of the city of Waterford). These terms survived here in Newfoundland after falling out of use in their original countries.
Submitted by: Marlene Creates

Geng
to walk: I'll hae ta geng noo afore hit's owre late
Submitted by: Janette Kerr

GPS - a geo-poetic system rather than global positioning system
Geo-poetic system was a term coined by Lucy Frears during locative media art research (published 2017). The basis of geopoetics, a theory and practice developed by Scottish philosopher and poet Kenneth White, is to connect humans to the lines of the earth (White cited in McManus 2007: 183), or ‘what’s out there’ (Ingold 1993; 154; White 2005: 200; White 2006: 9). The contact White describes is often between the human mind and the earth, what he calls ‘landscape-mindscape’ (Legendre 2011: 121). Because of the embodied nature of locative media experiences using a smartphone in landscape for these walking art experiences using gps technologies Frears expanded this notion to being 'landscape-mindscape-bodyscape' (2017).
Submitted by: Lucy Frears

GPS Drawing
Drawing practices using GPS devices (GPS: Global Position System). Previously a planned route is studied. Although the drawing is done in the physical space, the creation must be seen through the applications that show those records, some of the best known are Strava, Wikiloc, Mapmytracks, Ramblr (depending on the countries). Also called GPS Art.
Submitted by: Verónica Perales Blanco

Guerrilla Geography
Tactical, radical, creative, unusual and/or surprising geographies that challenge people to think differently about their relationships with places.
Submitted by: Dan Raven-Ellison


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