234 Bay Street
Toronto, Ontario

Walk This Way

October 1st - November 11, 2007.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote in his Confessions, “I can only meditate when I am walking. When I stop, I cease to think; my mind only works with my legs.”

Meditating while walking is great if you live in a monastery but don’t try it in our contemporary cities; you would most likely be run over.

Walk this way is an exhibition at the Design Exchange that meditates on walking the contemporary urban landscape. Walking has been accused of some profound things; some claim it’s political, cultural, religious, cathartic, even psychogeographic (whatever that is). But we know that walking is essential to our daily life.

We walk hand in hand, walk the dog, walk to school, walk in the park and walk to shop. We even walk to the car.

Walk this way explores the essence of walking in cities. What does it take to walk in our contested streets among vehicles of all speeds and sizes? How do we build streets and places that make walking an everyday experience; an experience that is so natural that we might meditate for a brief moment?

So take a walk down to the Design Exchange to see Walk This Way - it will keep you thinking.

Walk This Way is Presented by Transport Canada, Walk 21 and Design Exchange. Curated by Chris Hardwicke. Designed by Magda Wojtyra and Marc Ngui.

Official Website: http://www.dx.org/museum/exhibit.html

Added by cwhardwi on September 29, 2007

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