August 2017
Stone Walks, Iceland

Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman will have a one artist month residency at Listhus Artist Centre in Olafsfjordur, Iceland to continue with their research on rocks as queer archives.


May 26th, 2017, 6:30pm
Landless – Visiting with Lucy and Emma

WalkingLab collaborator Dylan Miner will lead a walk his walk entitled ‘To the Landless.’ ‘To the Landless’ asks people to join together on a casual walk through Chinatown and Kensington Market, traveling from Gallery 44, 401 Richmond Building, toward Goldman’s former house on Spadina. During the walk, we will imagine Gonzáles Parsons joining Goldman, who died in Toronto in 1940, for dinner near her house. Unable to separate history from the present and future, Miner asks us to walk with, converse with, and eat with the ideas of these two contentious and important activists and thinkers. By doing so during this provisional action, we will visit with Lucy Gonzáles Parsons and Emma Goldman and discuss contemporary conversations on the politics of settler-colonialism, capitalism, patriarchy, and immigration. Click here for more details.


May 17-20th, 2017
Thirteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Champaign-Urbana, IL

WalkingLab’s Stephanie Springgay, Kimberly Powell, and Sarah E. Truman will give papers about WalkingLab on two panels.


April 27th-30th, 2017
American Educational Research Association

WalkingLab’s Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman will deliver a paper about WalkingLab in the session Quantitative and Qualitative Methods are not Enough! The Ethics of Research Beyond Methodocentrism.


April 1st, 2017
Stone Walks on the Bruce Trail

The 3 ½ hour loop trail will be activated by ‘pop up’ lectures and artistic interventions.
Presentations by: Dr. Katherine Wallace, University of Toronto (Geology); Dr. Kaitlin Debicki, McMaster University (Tree communication, Indigenous Knowledge); Randy Kay, McMaster University (Squatting and occupation of parklands); Dr. Bonnie Freeman (Indigenous Journey Methodology on Foot); TH&B Art Collective, Hamilton (Artistic Intervention); ALSO: Earn hiking badges and pennants by artist Mary Tremonte. Co-sponsored by Hamilton Artists Inc. Visit the blog post for more information.


Sept 21-23, 2016
7th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms, Warsaw

WalkingLab’s Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman will give a paper at at The 7th Annual Conference on the New Materialisms, in Warsaw.

The paper: Stone Walks: Inhuman animacies and queer archives of feeling draws from their Stone Walks research at WalkingLab.


June 5th, 2016, 10am-12pm
The Warren Run

A selection of runners from the weekly Cook’s River ‘ParkRun’ event will race through a suburban obstacle course of people’s driveways, backyards, fences and swimming pools in a residential section of Marrickville known as ‘The Warren’

For more information see: The Warren Run.


May 25th, 2016, 7pm
St. Paul Street Art Gallery Auckland

Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman will give a lecture at St. Paul Street Art Gallery, Auckland, NZ and discuss WalkingLab and walking methodologies that attend to transmateriality, affect, and Land.


May 10th-11th, 2016
Edible Matters: A Sensory Symposium

This symposium offers experiential opportunities for scholars to participate in two walking excursions designed to activate our senses: a food tour and a food forage. We will use these to discuss sensory and mobility methods, analytic vocabularies and research fieldnotes.

For more information see: Edible Matters: A Sensory Symposium.


May 1st, 2016, 1:30pm-4pm
Walking to the Laundromat

An audio walk that combines mindfulness practice with doing the laundry in an attempt to explain the interconnections between the service economy, emotional capital, and affective labour from the perspective of the artist’s exceptional labouring body.

For more information see: Walking to the Laundromat.


April 4th, 2016
Live Art, Social & Community Engagement: Interrogating Methodologies of Practice

A one-day forum on live art, social and community practice focused on interrogating methodologies of practice with a particular emphasis on pedagogies of not knowing, ethics of participation, and issues of colonization, climate, and place. The forum grows out of creative dissonance with the gentrification of socially-engaged practices and subsequent discursive presentations that narrowly defend projects in which social good is promoted and promised uncritically.

For more information see: Live Art, Social & Community Engagement: Interrogating Methodologies of Practice.


March 31st, 2016
TaikoPeace!: Tapping into Embodied Knowledge and Authentic Power Through the Japanese Drum

WalkingLab’s Collaborator, PJ Hirabayashi is giving a performance and lecture at Penn State’s Art & Design Research Incubator


March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
StoryWalks: Walking as Place Making Methodology in San Jose Japantown, California

WalkingLab’s Dr. Kimberly Powell, is giving a lecture on her work in San Jose’s Japantown (CA), an area affected by the Japanese American internment experience of World War II. Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.


December 3, 2015
2015 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Fremantle Australia

WalkingLab Research Assistants Sarah E. Truman, Tanya Pauli-Myler, and Carly Smith will present papers on December 3rd in Fremantle Australia at The Australian Association for Research in Education Conference.


November 21, 2015
3 City Strata-Walk with Hamilton Perambulatory Unit

WalkingLab and HPU are teaming up to run a 3-City-Strata-Walk. With a list of prompts we will walk Victoria Street in 3 different cities and stratgraphically map the different layers of meanings, stories, and systems that make up a place.


August 1st, 2015
Postcards from Strangers: a walk along St. Cuthbert’s Way

WalkingLab’s, Sarah E. Truman is beginning a 100 km walk along St. Cuthbert’s Way and documenting her research using postcards from strangers.


May 1st, 2015
In-School Walking and Writing Research Study

WalkingLab’s, Sarah E. Truman is beginning a 3-month in-school research project focused on walking and writing with grade 9 students in Cardiff, United Kingdom.


December 21, 2014
Hamilton Perambulatory Unit’s Yule Walk, Hamilton Canada

WalkingLab’s colleagues, Hamilton Perambulatory Unit hosted a Yule “walk” instead of a Christmas “Drive” to support the Native Women’s Centre of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.


December 1, 2014
2014 Australian Association for Research in Education Conference, Brisbane Australia

Dr. Hickey, Dr. Phillips, and Dr. Springgay will present papers on December 1st in Brisbane Australia at The Australian Association for Research in Education Conference.


November 15-16, 2014
Walking Borders Performative Activism, Brisbane Australia

Walking Borders is an arts activist project led by arts activist Scotia Monkivitch that utilised metaphor to provoke attention for refugee and asylum seeker rights. Gravel-laden boats were placed in continuous lines along imposed borders of restricted and declared zones of Brisbane’s CBD during the G20 in November 2014. The project explores the lived and metaphoric experience of enforced borders, civic engagement through walking as activism and the relational, corporeal and sensory experience of walking as arts activism. Documentation of Walking Borders involved experimentation with visual recording devices strapped to walking bodies, and recording environmental and bodily traces of walking.


November 6, 2014
Public Lecture & Artist Talk with Jeremy Wood Moderated by Amish Morrell, Editor of CMagazine, Toronto Canada

Co-Sponsored by CMagazine & Hart House.


November 3-5, 2014
GPS Cartographical and Drawing Workshop with Artist Jeremy Wood November 3-5, 10:00am to 4:00pm, Toronto Canada

Participants engaged in a three day workshop exploring embodied movement and GPS mapping throughout Toronto.


September, 2014
Walking Neighbourhood Event, Sydney Australia

The Walking Neighbourhood is holding a series of events in September, 2014, in Sydney, Australia. For more information visit: Art and About Sydney’s website.