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Made of Walking: Geert Vermeire and the art of walking the urban landscape

October 30, 2017 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Price: Free and open to the public
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Made of Walking: Geert Vermeire and the art of walking the urban landscape

Geert Vermeire will present a snapshot of two elements of his 20-year art and walking practice: Urban Emptiness and Made of WalkingUrban Emptiness is a collaboration between artists, dancers, architects, and researchers that engages communities Brussels, Athens, Nicosia, New York, and Tirana and explores the hidden, imaginary, empty, and silent sides of the city, through critical and utopian lenses. Made of Walking is an initiative that brings together walking artists and walking experts in rural environments with deep pilgrimage routes (Delphi, villages on the Way of Santiago, etc.) to explore how perception changes the landscape, revealing qualities and potentials of place.

Geert Vermeire is a curator, writer, and artist with a background in musicology and performance arts. His artistic practice is focused on mixed reality in performative contexts relating to movement art, sound art, and literature and text in public space, and the ethical involvement of cultural action. Based in Belgium, his work now spans Albania, Greece, Portugal, Brazil, and the United States.


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This program is in partnership with walkBoston, a nonprofit pedestrian advocacy organization dedicated to improving walking conditions in cities and towns across Massachusetts.

The Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) reaches its sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017. That’s 150 years of design professionals working together to build often inventive and creative buildings for this city and for the people who live in it. It’s really quite amazing—150 years of progress, innovation, standard-setting, collaboration, and community building.

Other initiatives marking the 150th anniversary may include: an exhibition timeline at BSA Space focusing on the BSA's achievements over the last 150 years, weekly  essays from a leader or ally of the organization, and plaques to be mounted on design award winning buildings.