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Walking Places | International Symposium

Walking Places | International Symposium

10 – 11 January 2019 @CIUL – Lisbon

Walking has recently regained importance and visibility as a major element in the construction and experience of urban territories, with urban walking seen as playing a crucial role in helping us understand physical, social and cultural spaces. Walking is central to city life. In all its forms, walking is central to our knowledge of the world and it is only when we learn to walk that a deeper relationship with our surroundings begins.

This symposium explores walking as a research practice, discussing some of the conceptual and practical aspects of walking through a diverse selection of themes and projects that apply walking either as an analytical and methodological tool, an art technique or a performance, or simply as a philosophical study that explores its impact on human life. It aims to demonstrate the importance of walking, not only as the most democratic and simplest form of moving through spaces, but also as a way of positioning oneself in the world and one’s surroundings, in urban or ‘rural’ territories.

Walking Places will take place at CIUL* (Centro de Informação Urbana de Lisboa), on the 10th and 11th January 2019.

Free admittance. Registration is required

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* CIUL – Rua Viriato, 13 – Picoas Plaza Núcleo 6-E,1º 1050 – 227 Lisboa

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