SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
THE WALK STUDY TRAINING COURSE AT DORSKY GALLERY CURATORIAL PROGRAMS
during their exhibtion Artists’ Walks: The Persistence of Peripateticism
ABOUT THE WALK STUDY TRAINING COURSE
The Walk Study Training Course (WSTC) is a 6-week educational project that explores critical, fictional, sound and spatial materials through a weekly group walk. The WSTC #4 will conclude with a collaboratively produced public walk that builds upon the major themes of the course, as well as the contributions of the individual members of the group. Weinvite any self-defined “student of walking” to join us.
WSTC #4: WALKING AND AUTONOMY
We have many ways of walking. It can be an individual act, or a communal movement, but it is always affected by ouridentity and experience. For as long as we have walked, archetypes have emerged: the solitary male, the crusadingpilgrim, the streetwalker, the hobo and the angry mob. Choices about how we walk, where we walk, and with whom we walk contend with these preconceptions. In WSTC # 4 we will develop NEW ways of walking through an examination of the interplay between the individual and the communal. Central to our discussion is the concept of “autonomy” as it relates to walking practices, and privileges of mobility in a broader sense.
HOW TO APPLY
The WSTC is for walking enthusiasts: urban planners, community organizers, geographers, poets, artists, athletes, andothers. Walkers must commit to attending all 6 sessions and taking part in the final project. Please send your name, contact information, and a brief statement about your relationship with walking (1 page or less please)firstname.lastname@example.org 10-12 walkers will be accepted.
Sunday Oct. 20 10am-1pm First class meeting at Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Program 1103 45th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101
Sunday Oct. 27 10am -1pm
Sunday Nov. 3 10am -1pm
Sunday Nov. 10 10am -1pm
Sunday Nov. 17 10am -1pm
Sunday Nov. 24 10am -4 pm Final Collaborative Walk, meeting at Dorsky Gallery Curatorial Program