When everyday life in many countries shut down in March 2020, almost everything came to a standstill; and yet walking took on a new social relevance during lockdown. Walking the empty streets stripped from most urban mobility, walking to the supermarket or in the neighbourhood, walking in circles on roof terraces, endless strolling through the internet, but also walking as the only remaining mode of transport to reach one’s home. In a time when drastic restrictions touch upon society and the individual, the notion of walking can take on many forms.
This symposium explores the many ways of walking in the context of photography today and invite researchers, photographers and the interested public to actively engage with the topic through interactive, digital ‘thought walks’ that cross borders and take into account political, social and habitual aspects of walking.
Day 1 | Thursday / March 25, 2021 / 2 PM - 6 PM IST / 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM CET
- Katja Stuke
- Paroma Mukherjee
- Vijay Prabhat Kamalakara | Storytrails
- Boris Sieverts
Moderator: Ram Rahman
Day 2 | Friday / March 26, 2021 / 2 PM - 6 PM IST / 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM CET
- Michal Iwanowski
- Siddharth Agarwal
- Andreas Langfeld
- Vidhya Mohan Kumar
Moderator: Alexander Hagmann
Co-presented with Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie. With support from Friedrich Stiftung