Groundwork: Extremely Slow Walk
This event has ended. It was scheduled for 9/24/2020.
6 to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24Museum Lawn
Join us for an extremely slow walk guided by Simonetta Mignano. During this 45-minute practice, you will focus on the physical connection between your feet and the ground beneath them, focusing on the Earth as the place that gives you shelter and refuge. During this practice, with every step you will express gratitude for the Earth, appreciating the solid ground beneath you. The Extremely Slow Walk will be practiced in group and in silence on the lawn of the Anchorage Museum. Wearing comfortable shoes is recommended. This practice is a part of Groundwork, a research project developed by Simonetta Mignano consisting of individual and group practices that investigate various ways of connecting with the land in the urban environment in the era of climate change. The project integrates interdisciplinary practices, from immersive meditative sessions, walks, to the use of texts and images. Free program, sign up here.
Simonetta Mignano is the co-founder and director of Bivy in Anchorage and she also works with the Alaska Humanities Forum. She is a member of the collective Viaindustraie in Italy. Her research at SEED Lab investigates possible ways humans can engage with the natural world in the urban environment and develop new understandings and awareness.