Call for proposals

Walking Art and Relational Geographies

Interartive, Girona-Olot-Vic, Spain
Deadline: 10 May 2020

Walking Art and Relational Geographies

Interartive invites with an open call to submit papers and creative proposals for the International Encounter and Conference “Walking Art and Relational Geographies” that will take place in Girona, Olot and Vic from the 7th to the 11th of July 2020.

As the instinctive essence and principle of human movement, the practice of walking today fosters an enriching and complex interactions between territories, cultures, creativity, communities, thought and public space. Walking becomes – or rather returns to be – an urgent and necessary perspective through which to look, analyse and understand the contemporary world.

Walking as a philosophy and a reflection, walking as an awareness of the emergence and demands of sustainability, walking as the beginning of the journey and as the endless experience of knowledge and discovery. Walking as a point of contact between the I and the other, as a tool for relations between people and territories in their transformational processes. Walking as an artistic practice.

These lines and paths point to a field of action and analysis crossing through many practical and conceptual territories –where culture, art, anthropology, geography, education and ecology intertwine- requiring urgent exploration.

The international meeting “Walking Art and Relational Geographies” aims to create a dialogue between theory and practice, where walking becomes an instrument of territorial connection, a mapping tool and a format of creative expression. A meeting point of debate, experience and reflection, “Walking Art and Relational Geographies” will focus mainly on the analysis of the increasingly mediated relationship between people and geographies.


Open Call

Interartive invites thinkers, writers, curators, geographers, artists and creators interested in walking practices and in their different creative, educational, artistic and eco-territorial aspects. Both papers and art projects (actions, workshops and proposals for participation) are welcome to be submitted. The official language of the encounter is English.

Proposals which consider one or several of the following subjects are accepted, among others:

  • Walking as a cartographic instrument.
  • Distances and proximity. Walking as a measure of knowledge.
  • Walking between urban and rural spaces.
  • Walking art and landscape.
  • Walking art and communities.
  • Maps, perimeters, boundaries and borders.
  • The walk as artistic exploration.
  • Walking art and the activation of public space.
  • Territorial relationships, ecologies and sustainability.
  • Walking as a collaborative practice.
  • Walking performativity: bodies and geographies.
  • Psycho-geography and contemporary art.
  • Walking art, education, and learning practices.



15-minute paper presentations – The proposal will have to include the following documentation, which must be submitted by May 102020:

  • A summary of up to 300 words.
  • A short biography of the authors of the paper (maximum 150 words).
  • Name, address, telephone and email of the contact person. Please include your website, if any.


Creative proposals

Art projects, participatory actions and creative workshops related to walking art will take place during the days of the encounter/conference. Proposals for creative action, workshop or performance must include the following documentation, to be submitted by May 102020:

  • A short description of the workshop, action or performance accompanied by an image (up to five images).
  • It is compulsory to indicate the duration of the activity, preferable time of day, the required space and the maximum number of participants.
  • Name, address, telephone and email of the contact person. Please include your website, if any.


How to Apply

Proposals (papers and art projects) are to be submitted by  May 10, 2020, by email to

Interartive will respond with a confirmation message if your proposal has been received correctly. If you have not received a confirmation message 5 days after sending your proposal, please contact Interartive again by email.

Selected proposals in both categories will be notified by email on May 31, 2020.


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