(Re)making Pedagogical Relations through Walking and Artmaking

Grateful to be working, learning, living on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in so-called Vancouver.

Here, we share a glimpse of a chain of visual and textual correspondences that emerged through weaving the acts of walking, artmaking, and sharing in a co-pathing practice together-apart. This body of work has been put together through a collective effort by a group of artists, researchers, and teachers in Vancouver, Canada and Chicago, United States. The sharing of visual and textual offerings between the co-authors in this study was originally achieved through the use of a group chat cell-phone application. We have created this webpage as an alternative way to visualize this group chat that helps highlight the nuances that came to life through the flow and movements of the ideas from one person/place to another person/place, as a way of (re)making pedagogical relations in this study.

The order of images, videos, and texts in here follow the original flow of the correspondences in the group chat.

You can read the full article here.

Proposition: (1) Walk with a group of people together but apart along bodies of water simultaneously. Pause to send them an image/text periodically in a group chat. (2) Take your co-walkers’ images/texts on a walk with you.

[Apr – Jun 2021, ©Marzieh Mosavarzadeh, Sholeh Mahlouji, Yasaman Moussavi, Elmira Sarreshtehdari]