Julie Poitras Santos
is an artist and writer living in Portland, ME. She is the Director of Exhibitions in the ICA at Maine College of Art.
Walking as PraxisBy Julie Poitras Santos
I started walking as an artist in 2005 as a way to experience a kind of freedom, to feel my body as an agent of transport and discovery in the world. This world involved not only a research-oriented approach to site-specificity but the communitas found with other walkers, with groups on the move together, and the potential of learning from each other through storytelling and other knowledge-sharing practices.