Walk with Speculative Artifacts

Do you want to discover the city from another perspective? Are you curious about collective performative walking? Do you like speculating and imagining things? Do you like to gather small elements? Or, are you simply a fan of discovering the city? 

Artist Kamila Wolszczak invites you to a walking adventure. To walk together in public space and reflect on alternative methods of experiencing urban public space.  To focus on the micro perspective and details to observe other relationships with the artifacts, nature the horticulture and infrastructure; to open our body sensations and connect with our imagination.

?About project
Multispecies philosopher Donna Haraway says that we need narratives that help us imagine worlds with more meaning. We need to become response-able to the situation we find ourselves in.
So, how to empathise with other perspectives? Can you focus on details in public space? Do you see other relations than human?


Field Academy by Cocky Eek – Zone2Source, Tasha Arlova Photography

The small physical elements on the sidewalk or broken artifacts lost or found give us multiple possibilities to create fiction about temporary relations and migrations in between matter and bodies. In this project, more important than the content or the message, is the sharing of thoughts that accompanies our walk.

During the walkshop we practice the walking method, how to shift focus from a vertical position and look deeper down at micro-relations. Through moving forward, observing, sharing and gathering we will collectively find a more meaningful world that unfolds as our desire path for dialogue where one withholds judgement. When you prepare for this carefully, many beautiful, strange and conflicting things can happen in this common public space. Let’s co-create this walkshop together.

The walkshops are part of the artistic research Invisible relations

27-29 September 2024, Conference Gender Studies and the Precarious Labour of Making a Difference: (Un)paid Jobs, Internships, and Volunteering in the Worlds of Activism, Profit, and Non-profit,  Utrecht University.
– 26-28 August 2024, 12th New Materialisms Conference, Maynooth University, Ireland
– 13th June 2024, Tactile walk with Speculative Artefacts, Co-Walking Club The Hague
– 8th February 2024 Tactile walk with Speculative Artefacts, Corpo Rotterdam

– 2023 Series of walks in West-Amsterdam, Stichting de Resident, NL
– 6th October 2023 Symposium Walking is still honest: about being and moving together organised by Vilnius Academy of Arts, LT
– 29th June 2023 Conference Forms of (More Than) Human Relationality, School for Cultural Analysis, Universitet van Amsterdam, NL
– 25th June 2023 Buitenplaats Brienenoord in Rotterdam, NL
– 18th January 2023, UAP Poznań, PL
– 8th October 2022, Oosterwold Almere
– 28th September 2022, VOX-POP Amsterdam
– 24th September 2022, Zone2Source Amsterdam
– 14th September 2022, The Hague