The Political Power of Walking Art

This presentation is part of the Off the Walking Path: Creative Walkable Interventions session.

Walking art, or walking as an artistic practice or medium, may be one way to stay alert to the politics and possibilities within the places we live, work, and walk. This presentation spotlights several walking art projects and addresses how these projects provide pedestrians new understandings of the spaces they inhabit. Whether it’s tracing gentrified LGBTQ histories in New York’s West Village, or exploring neighborhoods hidden by highways in Houston, walking art endows its participants with greater political agency that they can carry into their daily lives — one step at a time.

Presenter: Elena Lindstrom, Macalester College ’17

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