Walking Arts Encounters Conference: Walking as a question, panelist for ‘Pandemic Walking’

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Description

Featuring on my research of ‘Sounding Belfast during COVID-19: Lockdown 1 and 2’.

The Covid 19 crisis of 2020-21 has taken many names, including “The Great Pause.” It has forced us to halt our usual habit patterns and critically reflect on how we conduct our daily lives. New forms of movement and sociability have emerged in the wake of this global pandemic. Why and how do people develop walking practices during periods of physical and psychological constraint? What has this experience revealed to us, and how have our attitudes towards walking shifted as a result, perhaps even in ways that we can carry with us in a post-Covid reality? This conversation centers on academic research and artistic practices that investigate the act of walking as shaped by pandemic conditions.Speakers: Ana Correa Do Lago (Brazil), Martin P Eccles (UK), Georgios Varoutsos (UK), moderated by Lydia Matthews, Professor of Visual Culture, Parsons School of Design / The New School, New York (US).
Period17 Jul 2021
Event typeConference