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Walking – One Sense at a Time: Sight Walk

18 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018

Image credit: Iryna Zamuruieva

Tuesday 18 September 2018, 8.00pm - Tuesday 18 September 2018, 10.00pm

Saturday 22 September 2018, 11.00am - Saturday 22 September 2018, 1.00pm


183 Karangahape Rd, Auckland

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Meeting point in front of St Kevin’s Arcade on Karangahape Rd


The walks are free but email registration is required


Iryna Zamuruieva


Walking the streets may seem like just an everyday experience: moving one foot in front of the other, getting to places. But what changes when you try walking more attentively, making use of your senses?

During a pair of day/night sight-walks, we will be looking intently at Auckland city centre. The main sites of this investigation are the mundane and exciting everyday spaces & structures. We will pay close attention to the motion and stillness, observing the interactions of various bodies – human, non-human, animal, architecture and infrastructure – coming together and drifting apart, noting the (a)symmetrical, the barriers and the open, solid and soft, looking far and looking close, zooming out and discussing what broader social issues they may represent.

After the walk we will map out the individual sight experiences, creating a unique map.

This event is part of the "Walking – one sense at a time" series – an artistic experimentation with everyday spaces. In each of the walks we focus on one specific sense: smell/taste, hearing, touch & sight. The sight-walk is the concluding event of the series - these findings will contribute to the creation of a sensory map of Auckland.

The walk will be guided by an artist and cultural geographer Iryna Zamuruieva.

The project is kindly supported by Auckland Council and Splice.