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(Dis)enchanted Walking - Publications and Exhibition: walking and media arts a developing approach

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posted on 24.03.2021, 18:27 by Richard S. White
Two public walking arts projects, Honouring Esther and Sweet Waters, developing a critical walking arts and media practice bringing past injustices into present consciousness generating contemporary social justice resonances.The live work offers an iteration of walking-with (Sundberg 2014) as a non-confrontational approach attending to obscured and reluctant heritage (Tomory 1997).

This item documents developing the walking/social media process. A documentary video record of the installation element of an exhibition showing work from Honouring Esther and Sweet Waters Publications exploring earl.y and continuing development of the creative practice as research process: reporting on a walking and social media workshop at the site of the 2012 Olympic Games in East London for the Living Maps Network, and most a recent publication following participation in a partnership programme with Huron College, Ontario exploring the theme of reluctant heritage and hidden history walking the spaces and silences of slave-ownership.

Citations for the included articles:

White, R (2016) 'Social media trails, mapping and mashing memories at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.' Livingmaps Review, 1 (1). ISSN 2398-0338

Reid-Maroney, N, Bell, A, Brooks, N, Otele, O and White, R (2019) 'From 'Uncle Tom’s Cabin' to “Countering Colston”: slavery and memory in a transatlantic undergraduate research project.' International Public History, 2 (1). 020190006. ISSN 2567-1111

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