Conferences, Seminars, Symposia

With a focus on walking – or walking-related content. The listings on this page have an academic focus – though some festivals and other group events are included. To promote individual walks, artworks, projects and performances please send information to the WAN mailing list email:

17th February 2017, Radical Walking: protest, dissent, and crossing urban boundaries, Senate House, London, UK

9th -10th September 2016 Fourth World Congress of Psychogeography, Huddersfield, UK

7th – 8th May 2016, Forum on the Art of Participation, University of Kent, UK

23rd March 2016, Step by Step 4, UEL, UK

23rd February 2016, Taking it to the Streets: Empowering Interactions with the Urban Environment, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, UK

26th May 2015, Walking Studies Today, Keele University UK

20th May 2015, Step by Step (3), UEL, UK

16th April 2015, Where to? The future of walking arts, Falmouth University, UK

16th March 2015, Step by Step (2), UEL, UK

21st – 23rd January 2015, The Intricacy of Walking in the City: Methods and Experiments, Paris-Marne la Vallée

17th December 2014, Step by Step, UEL, UK

24th – 25th October 2014, Of the Earth, University of Plymouth, UK.

18 October, 2014, De la Marche, Biennale de Bellville, Paris.

9th -11th October 2013, The Art of Walking: Pedestrian Mobility in Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts from the Eighteenth to the Twenty-First Century, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

11th-13th September 2013, Walk 21, Munich, Germany

9th – 11th August 2012, Room to Roam, Huntly, Scotland

19th July 2013, Performing Landscapes and Identities, University of East London

12th July 2013, Softening the Urban Fabric: Cities, Encounters, Subjectivities, Change, University of East London

28th/29th June 2013, On Walking, University of Sunderland, UK

1st June 2013, Performing Place Symposium, Chichester University, UK

April 2013, 3rd International Research Forum on Guided Tours, NHTV, the University of Applied Sciences, Breda, the Netherlands

April 2013, Walking, Journeys & Knowledge, motiroti, Cass Business School, London

August – September 2012, Sideways, Belgium

15th June 2012, One Day in the City, The UCL Festival of London and Literature, UCL, London

31 May and 7 June 2012, La Génie de la Marche: Poétique, Savoirs et Politique des Corps Mobiles, de l’Institut pour la Ville en Mouvement, Paris.

15th March – 1st April 2012, Still Walking, Birmingham, A multi-themed Walking Event in Birmingham bridging the film festival and arts festival (Fierce and Flatpack).

4 March 2012 2pm, Walkscape: Art and Footwork, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, USA

6 August – 18 September 2011, ENCOUNTERS, Journeys through Language and Landscape, artworks and artist led walks along a 3 mile route between Fermyn Woods Country Park and Lyveden New Bield in Northamptonshire.

July 28 – 31 2011, The Long Walk: 60 people, 8 commissioned artists, 4 days, 45+ miles, Puget Sound to Snoqualmie Falls

July 30th 2011, walkie-talkie, mobile symposium, Chelsea Theatre, London

July 28th 2011, Critical Dialogues on Walking, Art, Landskip, Knowledge – a one-day symposium at the Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.

April 2011, The International Guided Tours Research Forum at the University of Plymouth

June 2010, Emerging Landscapes, University of Westminster

June 2009, Living Landscapes, Aberystwyth University

October 2008, The Hidden City symposium at Plymouth University

October 2008,  Steirischer Herbst, Graz Austria

March 2008, Roam a weekend of walking at Loughborough University

2007-8, SenseScapes seminar series, University of Manchester & University of Salford

September 2007, The Printed Path: Landscape, Walking and Recollection, Tate Britain,

September – November 2007, Walking and Art, Banff Centre residency

Spring 2005, Walking as Knowing as Making, University of Illinois

September 2005, Everyday Walking Culture: The Sixth International Conference on Walking, Zürich,

One thought on “Conferences, Seminars, Symposia

  1. Hello, I would like to attend the walking women symposium as I am currently developing my own walking art practice. Looking forward to be included in any announcements, information about the event. Thanking you

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