The idea I am working on is a continuation from our last class where we went on a Richard Long inspired walk. In my walk I counted the steps I took, and in which direction, then documented it in a map-like way (see previous post of mine ‘wk 7 Richard Long inspired walk’)
I really liked this documentation style and was thinking of creating ‘step maps’ of places and walks I do regularly, for example: to uni from my house, to the beach from my family’s place in Ulladulla, from the underground woolies car-park through the shops and back.
The purpose of this focus on counting steps is to draw my own attention to the basics of walking and how in everyday life we take walking for granted. You don’t tend to notice how much you walk until you have an injury that hinders this ability. In doing my step counting walks I will be showing gratitude to the simple daily function of walking.
I was also thinking that before each walk I could do a case study of somebody that is walking impaired and reflect on this during my walk. (I’m thinking this may be adding too many aspects to it though?)
I am feeling a bit unsure on the clarity and strength of my idea so any feedback and thoughts/ways to improve it would be much appreciated. Thanks!