The Art of Walking

Course Code: 22MCEPV00041

Dates: July 23, 2022

Meets: Sa from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Course Tuition: $280

This workshop takes the idea of the German Wanderlust and Baudelaire’s concept of the flaneur to the streets of Lower Manhattan. The class discusses the cultural history, theory, and methodologies of walking, and uses this form of research to slow down and become aware of the body as a multi-sensory vehicle for discovering images, stories, and materials. Students sharpen their perceptual and critical observation while exploring the historical layers of the city, mapping hidden spaces, and linking cultural geographies of the neighborhood with their own memories and subjectivity. Students use photography as a form of navigation, giving shape to urban spaces, narrating their personal stories, or creating a fictional world that is layered over real places.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Open to all skill levels. Students ranging from beginner to experienced will be successful in classes that are Open to All Skill Levels.

In accordance with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, all Continuing Education students are required to be fully vaccinated and to have received the most recently available booster shots in order to attend onsite courses. This includes courses taking place at the ICP School location (79 Essex Street - entrance at 84 Ludlow Street) as well as offsite locations. Students will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status during the registration process, unless an exemption has been granted. ICP requires masks to be worn while in class, and while in other public areas of ICP, to protect the health and safety of all employees, students, and visitors. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to wear a KN95 and/or KF94 mask at ICP. These policies are subject to change at anytime.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. In order to comply with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, registration for this course will close two days prior to the start date of the course.

Students attending in-person courses will be required to complete ICP’s online Daily Health Screening prior to entering the ICP school.

Image: Claudia Sohrens, Art of Walking #03, Art of Walking, 2022
Image: Claudia Sohrens, Art of Walking #03, Art of Walking, 2022
Fee: $280.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Claudia Sohrens

Faculty Bio

Students should bring a journal to take notes about observations, memories, stories etc as well as sensual experiences during the walking.


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