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Home of walking artists

walk · listen · create collects the publications of artists who walk, and provides a place for walking artists to share their websites, thoughts, pieces and events. walk · listen · create is maintained by Babak Fakhamzadeh, Geert Vermeire and Andrew Stuck supported by a Board of Advisors

Andrew Stuck conceived the idea of Sound Walk September, and he administers its finances. A podcaster since 2008, he has met and interviewed scores of walking artists and sound walk creatives.

Babak Fakhamzadeh supervises the online digital SWS platform that is hosted on the walk · listen · create website. Babak is a locative media creative and app builder in his own right and brings analytical strengths to SWS.

Geert Vermeire is the key connector, already the founder and convenor of Made of Walking, a globally networked community of more than a thousand walking artists and performers, he has been making locative media, and sound walks in particular for nearly two decades.

Andrew Stuck

Andrew Stuck

Andrew is the founder of the Museum of Walking, created to bring people together and to make and showcase walking pieces and performances. Andrew also is a podcaster, interviewing creative people who use walking as a catalyst for their practice. Talking Walking is now in its twelfth year with more than 100 episodes. In 2006 I discovered “And while London burns” an audio tour created by an activist art collective called Platform. An operatic love story in which you follow a barrel of oil as it is traded on the different exchanges in the City of London. Excited by this discovery, I wanted to learn how to make similar sound walking pieces myself. Through “Talking Walking” I’ve met many creatives who have made sound walks and walking pieces. Often their work is no longer available, sometimes made purely for a one-off festival, or technological upgrades have made them inaccessible. So in 2017 I devised Sound Walk Sunday to make this work accessible again The 2019 event began as a single day, but rapidly expanded to cover the whole month, with 80 live events and contributions from over 40 countries.

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Geert Vermeire

Geert Vermeire

Geert Vermeire is a curator, poet and an interdisciplinary artist, living and working between Brazil, Greece and Belgium. As collaborator and team member of escoitar.org, noTours.org and CGeomap.eu, and co-coordinator of the global community event Sound Walk September he develops collaborative creative processes and methodologies, departing from social practices and the ethical involvement of cultural action, together with (sound) artists and activists comprising ecologists, anthropologists, musicologists, engineers and multimedia artists. He is managing director of the Milena principle since 2003, an interdisciplinary art platform with a focus on ecology and science, and founder-coordinator of the global walking arts community "Made of Walking", bringing together sound artists, creative walkers and researchers: in 2016 and 2017 with creative encounters in Delphi (Greece), and in 2018 and 2019 as well in France, Cyprus and in North-Greece. From 2015 on he is continuous curator at the Analogio Performative Arts Festival in Athens, with a focus on outdoors performative activities, including walking and the relation between public space, text and locative media/locative writing - ambient literature. He is as well co-coordinator of e-Amazonia (embrace Amazonia), interdisciplinary residency in the Amazon rainforest and a platform for digital arts with an ecological focus, to be established in 2020. He was a visiting artist and lecturer in many art institutions and universities worldwide, for example in Parsons New School - New York, New York University, Boston Society of Architects, University of Sao Paulo, University of Brasilia, British Library, University of Edinburgh, University of Athens, University of Lisbon, RITCS Brussels, Academie des Beaux Arts Brussels, next to working as a curator and as a poet in the cities above.

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Babak Fakhamzadeh

Netherlands / Iran / Brazil

Babak was working in ICT4D before it had a name (2001), never really left it, and knows how to throw together a pretty mean combination of a wide array of programming languages, both frontend and backend. He brought photomarathons to Africa (2007) and won the Highway Africa new media award (2007) with Ismail Farouk. Work of his was selected to represent Uganda at the UN World Summit Award, twice (2011, 2012), winning the global competition in 2012 with Eduardo Cachucho. In 2016, together with Agência Pública, he won, and was a runner up for, the Prêmio Jornalístico Vladimir Herzog de Anistia e Direitos Humanos. In 2017, work of his was again selected, now to represent Brazil, for the UN World Summit Award, going on to become a winner. In the same year, other works were nominated for the Gabriel García Márquez award and the Prêmio Petrobras de Jornalismo. Babak maintains several mobile apps that help users to get lost.

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Sound Walk September

walk · listen · create is also the home of Sound Walk September, the yearly event that celebrates the experience of walking, augmented by sound.

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