It’s a walking world, walking with Prespa – a meeting with the HUBs (seminar)

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2021-07-10 11:00
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Ten hubs walk and intersect with Prespa during the one week encounters. Meeting link.

The Prespa encounters opens with a walk in Chile and ends with a walk in Argentina, inviting to listen and move together through the differences and similarities of landscapes on two sides of the world.

The Cartography of Hospitality collective walks with people in all major cities of Brazil, raising questions and solidarity in the pandemic, inviting the rest of the world and walkers in Prespa to join in.

Eight artists walk the waters at Carleton-sur-Mer, in the Gaspe Peninsula in Canada, in a creative dialogue with eight artists at the Prespa waters.

Eight artists walk follow the paths of strollogy, simultaneously and in daily meetings at the Zürich lake and at the Prespa lake.

The Oika collective raises questions about climate change through a global whatsapp guided walk, open for all and guided simultaneously from two continents in the Northern hemisphere.

Three artists in Edinburgh walk the peripheral spaces around their city, while artists in Prespa go on a simultaneous exploration of the Prespa periphery.

In Corsica five days of continuous walking brings together guides, mountaneers, academics, historians and environmental scientists in a rediscovery of the nature of the island.

In Sardinia IVYnode develops a rich menu of workshops, book presentations, performances and walks, to create awareness of environmental issues and preservation of the other Mediterrenean island.

The third island involved, Cyprus, presents at the CUT Contemporary Arts Lab an online seminar about the Cyprus Walking Experience, sharing questions about walking borders with the borderlands of Prespa.

Other simultaeous walks happen in London, with the Windwalkers inviting the Prespa walkers to let them guide by the wind and their self made kites, simultaneously with kite walkers in the UK capital, and with the Department of Feminist Conversations taking walkers in Prespa and globally with them on a ‘roaming salon’ – a public walk through the streets of London, punctuated by readings and interventions from artists, theories and other thinkers about the nature of the public and common space.

At this final hybrid event a selection of HUB organizers look back to the walking actions and processes of the past week of creative collaboration with Prespa and their dialogue with Prespa walkers, at the same time concluding the in person conference in Prespa, before it goes on with daily online sessions in the following week.

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 Wa...

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