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Geert Vermeire: The Art of Walking The Urban Landscape

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With support from: Lowell Institute
Date and time
Monday, October 30, 2017

Geert Vermeire offers a snapshot of two elements of his 20-year art and walking practice: _Urban Emptiness_ and _Made of Walking_. _Urban Emptiness_ is a collaboration between artists, dancers, architects, and researchers that engage 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. [Photo: Berenice Zambrano/Flickr](https://www.flickr.com/photos/darkolina/15291500018 "urban walking")

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**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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