Walking as a Community Engagement Tool: A Macalester College Case Study* (1:00pm-5:00pm)

Wednesday, September 13

Walking around a neighborhood to listen to the people in the area was a strategy used by Macalester College students in Professor Trudeau’s Geography course to obtain qualitative information for an asset mapping project with a local community partner, Union Park District Council. In this session participants will experience the steps of this walking interview technique through interviewing Macalester students. In addition to exposing students to what it is like to be the subject in an interview, program participants doing the interviewing will gain a greater understanding about this engagement technique and identify ways to incorporate into their own work. Please note that attendees of this workshop will meet at Macalester College at 1pm.