WalkingLab, a research-creation project I’m acting as Lead Research Officer on, is running a series of events in Australia this year:
June 5th, 2016, 10am-12pm
The Warren Run
A selection of runners from the weekly Cook’s River ‘ParkRun’ event will race through a suburban obstacle course of people’s driveways, backyards, fences and swimming pools in a residential section of Marrickville known as ‘The Warren’
For more information see: The Warren Run.
May 10th-11th, 2016
Edible Matters: A Sensory Symposium
This symposium offers experiential opportunities for scholars to participate in two walking excursions designed to activate our senses: a food tour and a food forage. We will use these to discuss sensory and mobility methods, analytic vocabularies and research field notes.
For more information see: Edible Matters: A Sensory Symposium.
May 1st, 2016, 1:30pm-4pm
Walking to the Laundromat
Artist Rebecca Conroy’s audio walk that combines mindfulness practice with doing the laundry in an attempt to explain the interconnections between the service economy, emotional capital, and affective labour from the perspective of the artist’s exceptional labouring body.
For more information see: Walking to the Laundromat.
April 4th, 2016
Live Art, Social & Community Engagement: Interrogating Methodologies of Practice
A one-day forum on live art, social and community practice focused on interrogating methodologies of practice with a particular emphasis on pedagogies of not knowing, ethics of participation, and issues of colonization, climate, and place. The forum grows out of creative dissonance with the gentrification of socially-engaged practices and subsequent discursive presentations that narrowly defend projects in which social good is promoted and promised uncritically.
For more information see: Live Art, Social & Community Engagement: Interrogating Methodologies of Practice.