WalkingLab’s Itinerant Reading Salon is a project that explores the relationship between movement, text, and place. The series of salons, which have taken place on walks in Canada, Australia, Ireland, and Iceland respond to Isabelle Stengers’ ‘politics of slowness.’ For Stengers, slow is not only a measure or a speed, but a call to think ‘in the presence of others.’
Slow creates a space for hesitation and resistance, where non-innocent knottings produce new modes of relating. The particular urgency of the salons is in experimenting with the act of reading, as movement, and in different contexts and situations.
Participation in the salons is free and open to everyone.
To host or participate in a salon, contact Sarah E. Truman: (sarah.truman [AT] mail.utoronto.ca)