walk · listen · create (WLC) is the home of walking artists and artist walkers, as well as Sound Walk September, the Sound Walk September Awards, the Marŝarto Awards, and Placecloud.

walk · listen · create operates on a plain that is bounded by sound, or audio, place, or location, and technology. Technology is not just mobile phones or computers, it’s also pen & paper, rocks, and anything that can be used as a tool.

We have a particular weak spot for sound walks, hence our yearly festival Sound Walk September. Curious as to what is a sound walk?

WLC was officially founded in 2021 as an NGO in Belgium, but we came together in 2019, around the implementation of the first Sound Walk September, itself a consequence of Sound Walk Sunday 2017.

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Home of walking artists

We catalogue the publications of artists who walk, and provide a place for walking artists to share their work, thoughts, pieces and events. walk · listen · create is maintained by Babak Fakhamzadeh, Geert Vermeire and Andrew Stuck.

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 four hundred walking artists and performers, he has been making locative media, and sound walks in particular for nearly two decades.

Andrew Stuck

Andrew Stuck

Founder Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2023

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 Wa...

Geert Vermeire

Geert Vermeire

Founder Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024

Geert Vermeire is a curator, poet and artist, moving constantly between Greece, Portugal and Brazil, with a focus on spatial writing, locative sound & performance and social practices. He develops collaborative processes, departing from the ethical in...

Babak Fakhamzadeh

Babak Fakhamzadeh

Founder Marŝarto23 shortlisted Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024 SWS Grand Jury 2023 SWS23 shortlisted

Babak was working in ICT4D before it had a name (2001), and never really left it. Now, he can help you to get lost. Babak brought photomarathons to Africa (2007) and won the Highway Africa new media award (2007). He is the only three-time winner of th...

Sound Walk September

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

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Marŝarto Awards

walk · listen · create is also the home of the Marŝarto Awards, recognising, and rewarding, unique walking art.


At walk · listen · create, we are responsible for Placecloud.io, a collection of short podcasts, “viewpoints”, on the places around you. Viewpoints can focus on historic buildings, quirky locations, hidden gems, of the world around you, so that you can discover new places to visit.

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