Speaker Series | Hamilton Perambulatory Unit: "Walking thinking making mapping: mobile research with the HPU”


Arts Building W-215, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, QC, H3A 0G5, CA

Hamilton Perambulatory Unit: Donna Akrey, Taien Ng-Chan and Sarah E. Truman

“Walking thinking making mapping: mobile research with the HPU”

The Hamilton Perambulatory Unit invites you to a performative talk about practices of engaging with urban space, using some of the methods we have devised from our research. From Baudelaire and Benjamin to the Situationists and Fluxus, the city has long been fertile ground for creative practices. The HPU conducts public walks as creative propositions towards understanding the city and the self in relation to place. Our methodologies include stratigraphic cartography, locative media experimentation, sensory synesthesia poetry-writing, and found material sculpture-making. During this talk, HPU will give a summary of our past collaborations as well as conduct a short on-the-spot research project with the audience.