Cultura21 Nordic proposes the project Eco-Island Amager, under the auspices of Sharing Copenhagen – Copenhagen as European Green Capital in 2014 . The 96 sq. km island of Amager is a polyvalent space imbued with ever-shifting meanings. It is also a part of Copenhagen, which could become a centre for culturally driven and sustainability-motivated change… Continue reading Eco- Island Amager, under Sharing Copenhagen
July 5-6, 2013, The 4th Annual Healing Walk near Fort McMurray Alberta (Canada) A DIFFERENT WAY TO PROTECT OUR LAND, AIR, WATER AND CLIMATE FROM TAR SANDS EXPANSION Over the past decade First Nations communities, non-native communities, scientists, politicians, and others are recognizing that the expansion of the tar sands is betraying the human responsibility to… Continue reading Healing Walk!
Walking as Art
March 2013, Walking and Mapping, Artists as cartographers, by Karen O’Rourke Contemporary artists beginning with Guy Debord and Richard Long have returned again and again to the walking motif. Debord and his friends tracked the urban flows of Paris; Long trampled a path in the grass and snapped a picture of the result (A Line… Continue reading Walking as Art
Green Pedestrian Crossing in China Creates Leaves from Footprints
Jody Xiong of DDB China, in conjunction with the China Environmental Protection Foundation created this wonderful outdoor campaign to create a subtle visual reminder of the environmental benefits of walking versus driving. Enormous white canvases with a bare tree were placed across 132 crosswalks in 15 Chinese cities. As pedestrians crossed, their shoe soles were… Continue reading Green Pedestrian Crossing in China Creates Leaves from Footprints
iLand’s 2012 iLAB Resident Update – Follow the Water Walks
Follow The Water Walks will host members of the Bronx community (NY, USA) in an interactive walk from the top of the watershed in East Tremont to the Bronx River. During the week of October 15, along the way they will explore water flow, game-play and the body as an instrument for mapping and measurement.… Continue reading iLand’s 2012 iLAB Resident Update – Follow the Water Walks
Sideways – Moving On
Upon arrival after a four week journey, the Moving On symposium investigates wayfaring as an artistic and spatial practice. 14-15 September 2012 – De Lieteberg, Zuurbroekstraat 16, 3690 Zutendaal, Belgium Sideways is a translocal, experimental festival for contemporary art and cultural research, exploring non-motorized paths and trails folded into the spaces of everyday life. This… Continue reading Sideways – Moving On
2012 iLAB Resident – Follow the Water Walks
July 13-15, 2012 Spend time and explore the natural and man-made landscapes that lead from the top of the watershed to the Bronx River. You will play games, dance, draw, write, envision and interact with the communities that call East Tremont home. There will be walking, building, gardening, story-gathering and dancing! The plan is to… Continue reading 2012 iLAB Resident – Follow the Water Walks
Sideways : Artistic laboratory along slow paths
33 projects in open space, a journey of 334 kilometres, 16 walking days, 5 festival weekends, 2 symposia and 1 multimedia donkey! 17 August – 17 September 2012, Belgium Sideways is an itinerant festival for contemporary arts and cultural research. In times of acceleration and hypermobility, this nomadic initiative follows a web of slow paths.… Continue reading Sideways : Artistic laboratory along slow paths
Monday May 28th: Walking the Universe Story in Manchester, U.K.
The Cosmic Walk is a ritual created by Sr. Miriam MacGillis of Genesis Farm. It has subsequently been modified and facilitated by many people around the world. What does 14,000,000,000 mean to you? By measuring out some of the important events in the development of the universe on a route where distance is an analogue… Continue reading Monday May 28th: Walking the Universe Story in Manchester, U.K.
Walking for social and ecological transformation
An article by Sacha Kagan was published on the web-portal Culture360 (the Asia Europe cultural webportal by ASEF), about the first edition of Cultura21’s summer school ASSiST: Click here to read the article. From August 21st to 27th 2010, took place in Gabrovo, a post-industrial city in the center of Bulgaria, the first edition of… Continue reading Walking for social and ecological transformation