Thursday, May 21, 2009

Walkscapes: Taking a New Look at Walking

To Francesco Careri, the act of walking is a form of art. Careri is an Italian architect, urban theorist and author of the book Walkscapes. In the book, Careri advocates looking for art in everyday life while walking.

OSU has a Walkscapes group celebrating walking for a month (starting in April) and encouraging participants to document their discoveries and feelings. According to an article in the Columbus Dispatch today, the group had several activities to encourage walking and creativity. A couple people participated in a stick-throwing walk intended to help participants experience walking in a new way.

Though I admire the creativity of the students, I don't think this is something I personally would get involved in. But if it encourages walking and exercise, it can't be all bad.

For more information, check out the blog about the movement at

Hurry! The 30-days ends May 22.

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