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23 Apr, 2023

“Walking visions” is the topic of the Summer Summit of Walking, in Prespa, Greece.
From 3-9 July, in the wake of the Greek general elections, the creme de la creme of the walking arts world will come together once again at the Prepa lakes, at the borders of Greece, North Macedonia and Albania.
75 artists and researchers, coming from all sides of Europe, North-America, Latin-America and Oz, will be walking together, including myself and Andrew Stuck.
Andrew may charm you into talking to his microphone, or adventuring into walking haiku. If you are there you will get the chance to learn and create with our PlaceCloud platform for location-based podcasting.
walk · listen · create brings a lot of sound while walking, which may keep the local bears away. After all, we walk in a more than human world.
The meeting in Prespa will be a treat of walking with your feet rooted in the overwhelming nature of the Prespa natural park and its 4 villages, 60 km and a mountain climb away from the nearest town and nearest bus stop. The first edition after the pandemic, it celebrates walking in its purest and off-line form.
The Prespa walking encounters is about being and walking together during a week of walking and inspiring,
Introduced at the last encounters in 2021, we will walk not only together with others in Prespa, but as well simultaneously with the so-called HUBs, local collectives and groups walking with us in Canada, the US, Costa Rica, Switzerland and Corsica.
Why make your mouth water with this menu of walking if you did not apply as an artist or researcher? Because you can still join us, as an attendee, and immerse yourself in wild nature and walking arts by applying here, literally till the last week.
Just tell us who you are or drop us a note!
If you are not able to come, don’t despair, the HUBs will give a global taste by inviting you to walk remotely with them, and we will bring appetizers of Prespa to you, during walk · listen · cafe’s after the event. It will be a summer of walking for all after all.

See you in Prespa or online!

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Upcoming events

23 Apr · Sun · 12:00 (UTC) · Fruit Towers, Innocent Drinks, Ladbroke Grove, London, UK
We will walk and listen together along the canal, from Kensal Rise to Stonebridge Park, where we will end up in a cafe and have a chat. This route is 3.4 miles, but... Keep reading
24 Apr · Mon · 18:00 (UTC) · Online
We want to uncover the forgotten or not yet revealed walking compositions – will you help us in our detective work as we search through archives and make connection... Keep reading
28 Apr · Fri · 15:00 (UTC) · Saunders-Monticello Trail, 503 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, United States
Join The Nature Conservancy for a guided outdoor meditation and sound walk on the Saunders-Monticello Trail and make wildlife observations. Join The Nature Conserva... Keep reading
29 Apr · Sat · 09:00 (UTC) · Hastings, UK
The sound walk event begins with interactive exercises followed by a group mindfulness exercise. Next, participants will be able to listen to the sound walk composi... Keep reading
02 May · Tue · 18:00 (UTC) · Online
Meet the authors who are writing about walking and the landscapes through which we walk, at walk · listen · create’s Walking Writers Salons. We are delighted to hav... Keep reading
6 - 7 May, 2023 · Stave Hill Ecological Park - TCV, Timber Pond Road, London SE16 6AX, United Kingdom
Join us for a free sound and ecology festival at Stave Hill Ecological Park, Rotherhithe, over the Dawn Chorus Day weekend. Listen | Visit | Hangout | Camp Join us ... Keep reading

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