January, 17, 2020
Soundwalking with Sherry Ostapovitch & Hildegard Westerkamp
The week-long Weather Soundings event series featuring Hildegard Westerkamp finished will finish with a soundwalk held on the University of Toronto, St. George campus. The sound file is here.
October 5th, 2019
The Bank The Mine The Colony The Crime: A Collaborative Walking Tour of Toronto’s Financial District to Unsettle Finance, Extraction, and Racial Capitalism
In collaboration with RiVAL and The Toronto Biennial of Art.
List of Pop Up Lectures and Artists Interventions:
ICE, Eva-Lynn Jagoe and Imre Szeman
Zannah Matson and Christopher Alton
New Mineral Collective
The Mining Injustice Solidarity Network
Sherry Ostopovtich and Anita Castelino
Read more and sign up here.
December 3rd, 2018
Walking Research-Creation as Queer Temporalities
WalkingLab’s Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman will give a public lecture at Concordia University’s Center for Sensory Studies.
Find out more here.
August 10th, 2018
Stone Walks Lancaster: Militarisms, Migration, and Speculative Geology
Queering the format of a walking tour, Stone Walks Lancaster will include ‘pop-up’ lectures and artistic interventions into the name/place/concept ‘Lancaster.’ Approaching topics from a queer, feminist, Indigenous and critical race framework, the walk takes up the theme of Lancaster obliquely. Topics range from the Lancaster Bomber, the Lancaster Treaty, the Sims speculum from Lancaster South Carolina interrogating militarism, migration, settler colonization, Black diaspora, free market capitalism, sinkholes and speculative geology.
Pop-up Lectures by:
Dana Luciano, Georgetown University
Michelle Wright, Emory University
Chad Shomura, University of Colorado Denver
Sarah Cefai, University of the Arts London
Greg Seigworth, Millersville University
Find out more and sign up here.
April 15th, 2018
American Educational Research Association
WalkingLab‘s Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman and colleagues Kimberly Powell, Margaret Somerville, and Michael Gallagher will present on a symposium in the Qualitative Research Sig entitled Walking Methodologies in a More-Than-Human World.
February 26 to March 6, 2018
Indelible Refusal is series of public lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, artistic walking interventions, performances, and master classes aimed to actively engage in pedagogies of refusal and solidarity. The program aimed to walk-with and think-with Indigenous, Black, 2 spirit, queer and trans artists and scholars to work through concepts related to land, settler colonialism, slavery, erasure, violence, and refusal.
First Story Toronto
The Karrabing Film Collective
Gein Gizhii Kwe Wong
Vanessa Dion Fletcher
Presented by Jackman Humanities Institute Arts Program and WalkingLab.
February 8th, 2018, 5pm
‘To the landless’: Walking as counter-cartographies and affective time WalkingLab
WalkingLab’s Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman will give a public lecture to launch the book.
European Congress of Qualitative Research
February 2nd, 2018, 5pm
Walking Methodologies in More-than-Human World: WalkingLab Book Launch
Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman of WalkingLab will give a Keynote introduction at the European Congress for Qualitative Research for Ali Madanipour. Their lecture will examine walking methodologies as counter-cartographies and as affective time.
February 3rd, 2018, 2pm
Meeting Place: Ross Fountain, located in West Princess St. Gardens, Edinburgh.
Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes.
The concept of ‘Deep time’ was developed by Scottish geologist James Hutton (1726-1797), and coined as a term by the American author John McPhee. Hutton posited that geological features were shaped by sedimentation and erosion, a process that required timescales much grander that the arc of human history. Deep time displaces the human from conceptualizations of time, while the current crisis of the Anthropocene alarmingly re-centres it.
WalkingLab’s event: Stone Walks Edinburgh: Queering Deep Time unsettles such understandings of time, investigating other ways of ‘thinking-with’ time, that entangles geos, bios, and Land. Queering Deep Time, performs as a walking tour through the city of Edinburgh, rupturing linear time through ‘pop up lectures,’ performances, and artistic interventions. The walk considers time as out of joint, relational, and material.
David Farrier, University of Edinburgh, The North Sea’s Future Fossils
Toby Sharp and Heather Mclean, University of Glasgow, Toby Sharp’s Edinburgh City Whisperer Tour
Rodrigo Hernandez-Gomez, Glasgow, Seed Year
WalkingLab, Queering Time – Walking-with
Stone Walks, Iceland
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
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
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
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.