WalkingLab is leading a walk on the Ice Age to Anthropocene Age Trail

Stephanie is a “Key Interpreter” and leading a walk as WalkingLab as part of the Over the Levee, Under the Plow a five-day Itinerant Seminar taking place in southwest Wisconsin and northwest Illinois from September 25-29, 2019. The walk is part of the year-long initiative Mississippi: An Anthropocene River, co-sponsored by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin.

Stephanie will deliver a Keynote on the second day of the walk.

Indelible Refusal

This series of public lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, workshops, artistic walking interventions, performances, and master classes aim to actively engage in pedagogies of refusal and solidarity. The program aims to walk-with and think-with Indigenous, Black, 2 spirit, queer and trans artists and scholars to work through concepts related to land, settler colonialism, slavery, erasure, violence, and refusal.

This event has been funded through the Jackman Humanities Institute, The Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Toronto, Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Sexual Diversity Studies University of Toronto, The Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, and the Centre for Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto, and WalkingLab.

Organized by: Stephanie Springgay, Curriculum, Teaching & Learning, OISE; V.K. Preston, FAS Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies, University of Toronto.

Click here for schedule of events: https://walkinglab.org/schedule-of-events-for-indelible-refusal/



Stone Walks on the Bruce Trail

Stephanie’s SSHRC funded research-creation project WalkingLab is hosting a one day event on the Bruce Trail. With presentations by:

• Dr. Katherine Wallace, University of Toronto (Geology)

• Dr. Kaitlin Debicki, McMaster University (Tree communication, Indigenous Knowledge)

• Randy Kay, McMaster University (Squatting and occupation of parklands)

• Dr. Bonnie Freeman, McMaster University (Indigenous Journey Methodology on Foot)

• TH&B Art Collective, Hamilton (Artistic Intervention)

• ALSO: Earn hiking badges and pennants by artist Mary Tremonte

Thirteenth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry in Champaign-Urbana, IL

Stephanie will deliver papers on two panels at the conference:

Transmaterial Walking Methodologies and A Sound Art Project, with Sarah E. Truman

Land and Consent: Disrupting Settler Futurities and Walking Research, with Sarah E. Truman

Stephanie is also contributing to the Plenary entitled Trump, Brexit and the global rise the right: how do we respond.

American Educational Research Association

Stephanie will give a paper entitled Re-imagining climate change through Speculative Art, on the panel, Reconfiguring the imagined and real futures of educational research: The importance of being speculative.

Stephanie Springgay and Sarah E. Truman will deliver a paper about WalkingLab in the session Quantitative and Qualitative Methods are not Enough! The Ethics of Research Beyond Methodocentrism.

Walking in Practice, Panel at the Elemental Festival, hosted by 4e Studio on Manitoulin Island

2:15 Saturday Oct 1st.
4e studio
91 Main Street in Kagawong

WalkingLab’s Stephanie Springgay will be part of a panel on walking in practice this October on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

Here is the blurb for the talk:

Join a discussion with a diverse panel of local and visiting artists, researchers, and community members, who have been working with walking as their focus. What is the significance of walking as a mode of inquiry or research? What role does walking play in a vibrant creative practice? How can walking overturn our habitual ideas about relation to place and community?


Madhur Anand (Univeristy of Guelph)
Marlene Creates (artist, Nfld)
Joni Palmer (U Boulder)
Stephanie Springgay (University of Toronto, WalkingLab)
Chris Turnbull (writer/artist, Kemptville, ON)