Online Jury

Each year, the Online Jury reviews the submissions for the Sound Walk September (SWS) and Marŝarto Awards, and collectively builds the shortlist. Then, the Grand Jury for the SWS Awards and the Grand Jury for the Marŝarto Awards take a deep dive, to pick the winners and honourable mentions.

Prior to 2022, the SWS shortlist was put together by the founders of walk · listen · create, with the SWS Advisory Board selecting the winners and honourable mentions. In 2022, we introduced an Online Jury, while the Advisory Board was transformed into the SWS Grand Jury.

Josh Kopeček

Josh Kopeček

Online Jury 2024 SWS Advisory Board 2020 SWS Advisory Board 2021 SWS Grand Jury 2022

Josh is CEO and founder of Echoes, which specialises in geolocative audio. ECHOES is an open-access platform which allows creators to make and publish incredible GPS-triggered walking experiences. ECHOES also designs bespoke apps which focus on sound a...

Philip Cowell

Philip Cowell

Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024

Wonder walkshop facilitator at creative walking non-profit Street Wisdom with daily walking practice and experience as walking performer (eg in Matthias Sperling's Walking Piece). Arts fundraiser for street-based outdoor theatre at Good Chance, includ...

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...

David Merleau

David Merleau

Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024 SWS Award winner SWS23 shortlisted

I am a radio producer and folklore storyteller with a penchant for biology. My works construct collaborations between two creative forces: Technology and Nature. In my locative sound walks I aim to create a positive feedback loop where the site-specific ...

Fred Adam

Fred Adam

Online Jury 2024

Founder of the locative media portal the GPSmuseum and co-creator of the collaborative mapping and locative media platform CGeomap, co-creators of the Deep Time Walk app and Jungle-ized the app that brought the Amazon rainforest to Times Square in NYC. Exp...

Dakota LaCroix

Dakota LaCroix

Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024 SWS23 shortlisted

Dakota La Croix’s creations are sparked by a radical curiosity for discovering beyond the senses and the power of story to explore a deeper meaning. His creative adventures have lead him to walk and document people for ten months in America and Canada...

Jonathan Kempster

Jonathan Kempster

Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2024

Freelance Oral Historian and Audio Journalist. BBC Radio News 1986-2021; Imperial War Museum Sound Archive 2016-present. Recorded interviews outdoors during COVID pandemic, some published in the podcast series 'Radio Walks'. Born, raised, and walking...

Natacha Moutinho

Natacha Moutinho

Online Jury 2024

Natacha Antão Moutinho is a painter, an integrated researcher at Lab2PT (Landscape, Heritage and Territory Laboratory) and an Assistant Professor at the School of Architecture, Art and Design of the University of Minho (UM), Braga and Guimarães, Portugal...

Daniella Turbin

Daniella Turbin

Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024

Daniella Turbin is an artist-walker from the West Midlands. She has a Masters in Fine Art Practice from The Glasgow School of Art (2017) and her specialist field is drawing. Since completing her studies and returning to the West Midlands she has been on a ...

Sonia Overall

Sonia Overall

Marŝarto23 shortlisted Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024

I am a Reader in Creative Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University, where I run the MA in Creative & Critical Writing. I also teach and lead workshops in creative writing for festivals, writers' groups and study days. I'm an avid psychogeograp...

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), 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 ...

Carlos Queiroz

Carlos Queiroz

Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024 SWS Award winner

Cultural Geographer. Associate Professor. Interdisciplinary researcher-artist and Aspiring Game Designer Interested in the topics: new urbanisms, everyday life, meaningful human interactions and gamification. __________ Associate Professor in the Geo...

Renate Zentschnig

Renate Zentschnig

Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024

Renate Zentschnig is a graduated theater scientist at the University of Amsterdam and is active as a theater maker since 1992. She obtained her Masters at Dasarts in 2004 and has since then worked as a filmmaker / visual artist / sound artist. The bound...

Eman Abdou

Eman Abdou

Online Jury 2024

Eman Abdou is an Egyptian visual Artist, and an Assistant Professor at the Painting department, faculty of Fine Arts Helwan University. She’s a member of Art POWA, a writing and publishing support network for Africa-based scholars in the visual arts, Rho...

Molly Wagner

Molly Wagner

Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024

Molly Wagner is an ‘unintentional migrant’ to Australia. She left the USA in 1988 for an anticipated five-year residence in Australia and continues to live there. She experiences a chronic sense of transience and impermanence, and Walking Art gives her...

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...

Ivana Pinna

Ivana Pinna

Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024

Multidisciplinary artist, Catalyst at IVYnode, responsible for the planning, implementation, organization of the AiR program, events and curatorial exibition projects. Master Degree in Political Science, ITC Specialist, Yoga Tearcher Certification Trainin...

Rui Filipe Antunes

Rui Filipe Antunes

Online Jury 2023 Online Jury 2024

Artist, academic and researcher in animation and virtuality technologies. Currently works as a researcher at INET-md, Instituto de Etnomusicologia Estudos de Música e Dance, at the Faculty of Human Motricity of the University of Lisbon. He is integrated i...

Simon Bradley

Simon Bradley

Online Jury 2024 SWS23 shortlisted

Simon is a freelance musician, sound artist and oral historian specialising in GPS-based locative audio work. He is fascinated by shifting connections between memory, voice, place and power. In 2016 he completed a practice-led PhD “Archaeology of the Vo...