When Careri gave a lecture about his research on walking and its impact on contemporary culture and society in Rome, Italy in , Culicidae Press editor Mikesch Muecke was there, and soon both he and Careri were discussing the possibility for an English-only reissue of the book. About the Book In Walkscapes Francesco Careri explores the act of walking, taking a deeper look at three important moments of passage in art history—all absolutely familiar to historians—in which an experience linked to walking represented a turning point. By analyzing these episodes we simultaneously obtain a history of the roamed city that goes from the banal city of Dada to the entropic city of Robert Smithson, passing through the unconscious and oneiric city of the Surrealists and the playful and nomadic city of the Situationists. What the rovings of the artists discover is a liquid city, an amniotic fluid where the spaces of the elsewhere take spontaneous form, an urban archipelago in which to navigate by drifting.
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He is working now on the informal urban settlements, exploring innovative possibilities of intervention, in particular in Rome with critics and proposals about the living conditions of the Roma People. He is working actually with the LAC laboratory of Civic Art explorig the multicultural possibilities of Roma inclusion in the housing rights movement. Walking as an aesthetic practice, Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcellona , Einaudi Torino, Laboratorio Arti Civiche LAC is an interdisciplinary research group founded in , which aims to interact creatively with the citizens through action research and projects, looking for a collective and shared transformation of the built environment.
Starting from many experiences led by Francesco Careri, founder of Stalker, artist, architect and researcher, Laboratorio Arti Civiche has lately been involved in studies and projects on informal settlements and squat-occupied spaces in Rome; other projects focused on inclusive dwelling and housing emergency, possibilities of self-construction, re-creation and reappropriation of public spaces.
A particular focus has been on the social and spatial exclusion of Roma people and the redefinition of their right to the city. Since Stalker promotes a is an interdisciplinary research network named Osservatorio Nomade. A net shaped each time around a research and action site.
Just like it happened for G. Along rhose kind of experiences Stalker - ON has walk in many cityes of the world produciong some times symbolic spaces like Amacario , Transborderline , Tappeto Volante , Along the Egnatia e Savorengo Ker These processes aim to generate social and environmental relations that are self-organised and evolve over time. The sensitive and dynamic mapping of territories and communities generated through these processes remains easy to access.
These interventions promote knowledge sharing, collaborative projects and raise the awareness of communities towards their territory and their cultural environment. Address via madonna dei monti 40 roma.
Walkscapes. Camminare come pratica estetica
The books cross different moment of the history of the walking man. The act of crossing space stems from the natural necessity to move to find the food and information required for survival. But once these basic needs have been satisfied, walking takes on a symbolic form that has enabled man to dwell in the world. Walking is an art from whose loins spring the menhir, sculpture, architecture, landscape. This simple action has given rise to the most important relationships man has established with the land, the territory. This is the perspective in which we have taken a deeper look at three important moments of passage in art history —all absolutely familiar to historians— in which an experience linked to walking represented a turning point.
Prof. Francesco Careri