Walking as a Political Gesture

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2020-07-29 18:00
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General Admission £5, Reduced Admission £1

We all live under the same sky. The sky, like the virus, knows no borders or boundaries. Walking as a Political Gesture brings together a range of artists and activists from across the globe to discuss forms of socio-political walking in different parts of the world. This, at a time where social distancing regulations meet international solidarity to recognise the urgency and struggle of those denied the freedom of movement that many of us take for granted.

Walking has given people the opportunity to express deep seated aims and argue for social, political, and environmental change. In support of ideas, rights, opportunities, and social innovation, artists from across the world have walked to advocate new thought. How can walking allow us to cross limitations, challenge traditions and express opinion in the flesh? What contribution can artists make to highlight boundaries, a different pace of life or new ideas? What do art and walking have in common to make those visible?

This event will be chaired Professor Deirdre Heddon, in conversation with Hamish Fulton, Kubra Khademi, Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, Iman Tajik and Claudia Zeiske.

This event will be held on Zoom. Please visit our Eventbrite page and purchase a ticket to receive the Zoom link and password.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walking-as-a-political-gesture-tickets-113346923700

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