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StoryWalks: Walking as Place Making Methodology in San Jose Japantown, California - Kimberly Powell (Cities: CitySpace)

When Mar 24, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where Palmer Lipcon Auditrium, The Palmer Museum of Art
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StoryWalks: Walking as Place Making Methodology in San Jose Japantown, California

Walking has increasingly been adopted by artists and social scientists as a means to develop socially engaged, community-based practice and research. Drawing from her work in the cultural and historical district of San Jose Japantown (CA), an area affected by the Japanese American internment experience of World War II, Dr. Powell’s research focuses on the ways in which walking as a sensory experience facilitates memory, biography, and identity as emplaced, and the ways in which walking as a methodology is an orientation toward an ontology of being in the making, one that is comprised of space, place, and material encounters.

Kimberly Powell is an Associate Professor of Education and Art Education / Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education, and School of Visual Arts, College of Arts and Architecture (joint appointment)