Walking with ethico-politico-urban-wonder

Phillips, Louise (2018) Walking with ethico-politico-urban-wonder. In: Snepvangers, Kim, and Davis, Susan, (eds.) Embodied and Walking Pedagogies Engaging the Visual Domain: research creation and practice. Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Domain, 8 . Common Ground Research Networks, Champaign, IL, USA, pp. 15-35.

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Abstract

Walking is an everyday practice for able-bodied folk. Yet it can cultivate much more than getting you from one place to another. Walking cultivates awareness and interactions with others and public spaces (aka civic engagement). Combined with the (re)thinking of social practices through artist, participant and audience process-making in participatory arts, further attention to the ethicality of interpersonal interactions can be cultivated. From years of researching two participatory arts projects (The Walking Neighbourhood hosted by Children and Walking Borders: Arts activism for Refugee and Asylum Seeker Rights), I have distilled four concepts as central to the potential of walking as pedagogy. These concepts are: embodied and emplaced sensorial awareness, relationality, spatial politics, and divergence and détournement. Theories from social anthropology, post humanism, critical philosophy and sociology inform the explanations of each concept at play in walking as pedagogy through participatory arts projects. To exemplify these explanations, storied research insights gleaned from sensory ethnographic research of the two walking arts projects are provided. As participatory arts projects, the two walking projects offer particularly nuanced ethical awakenings. Collectively, the chapter advocates for combining participatory art with walking pedagogy to produce long-lasting ethical and political learning for urban co-existence, in essence—ethico-politico-urban-wonder.

Item ID: 62286
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-86335-130-0
Keywords: walking, pedagogy, patial politics, social practice arts
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Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2020 07:27
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 30%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 40%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9501 Arts and Leisure > 950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft) @ 30%
94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9402 Government and Politics > 940201 Civics and Citizenship @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 40%
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