StoryWalks: Walking as Place Making Methodology in San Jose Japantown, California


Lecture by WalkingLab’s Dr. Kimberly Powell

Thursday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art

Walking has increasingly been adopted by artists and social scientists as a means to develop socially engaged, community-based practice and research. Drawing from her work in the cultural and historical district of San Jose Japantown (CA), an area affected by the Japanese American internment experience of World War II, Dr. Powell’s research focuses on the ways in which walking as a sensory experience facilitates memory, biography, and identity as emplaced, and the ways in which walking as a methodology is an orientation toward an ontology of being in the making, one that is comprised of
space, place, and material encounters.