Gåologi av Alwynne Pritchard & Eva Pfitzenmaier - Panelsamtale
Gålogi – reflexions on urban walking
a public discussion in the library
"[There is] the sense of place that can only be gained on foot. Many people nowadays live in a series of interiors—home, car, gym, office, shops—disconnected from each other. On foot everything stays connected, for while walking one occupies the spaces between those interiors in the same way one occupies those interiors. One lives in the whole world rather than in interiors built up against it. ... The random, the unscreened, allows you to find what you don’t know you are looking for, and you don’t know a place until it surprises you. Walking is one way of maintaining a bulwark against this erosion of the mind, the body, the landscape, and the city, and every walker is a guard on patrol to protect the ineffable” (Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust).
In their project Gåologi (walkology) the artists wonder about the physical and psychological aspects of walking, what it does to our brain and how it changes our perceptions of the city and of the domestic space. The panelists will discuss points of reflections that came up during their walks, aspects of urban planning, meeting places, and the intersectionality of power relations when walking in the city. How our physical appearance change, how visible or invisible we are, where we can or cannot go, and how we feel at home in the urban space.
A special recommendation:
Before the discussion the artists Alwynne Pritchard and Eva Pfitzenmaier invite you to take a walk in the city or in the suburbs for yourself. A way of preparation. Their walks have usually been between 1 and 6 hours. They recommend you to treat yourself to at least one hour of your time for this experience, and encourage you to walk without a specific goal or intention, to leave your phone in your pocket and maybe even allow yourself to get lost along the way. Enjoy!
Speakers: Katrine Nødtvedt and Tina Sinclair togehter with the artists Alwynne Pritchard and Eva Pfitzenmaier.
Moderator: Maud Ceuterick
- Katrine Nødtvedt from the political party MDG is city councellor for culture, disparity and equality in Bergen City Council
- Tina Sinclair is regional planner in Bergen muncipality. Tina has a broad background within Architecture, Urbanism and Urban and Regional Planning from private and public sector and academia. Professional interests: Sustainable Architecture and Design, Urban and Regional Planning, Strategic planning, Urban history, Design driven Innovation.