Shared Walk in Amsterdam (ENG/NL)
with Eylem Ertürk
Deze masterclass is tweetalig; zowel Nederlandstalige als Engelstalige mensen kunnen meedoen
This masterclass is bilingual; English and Dutch speaking people can participate.
We learn by being together and by interacting with our environment. Eylem Ertürk and Renate Schepen developed Shared Walks / Ways of Knowing creating an awareness that we all have different perceptions which are influenced by our context. As a volunteer you might use this knowledge to meet and walk with the person you are supporting.
Purpose and content
Walking with others has the potential to open space for reflection and instigate a better understanding of our environment, of others and of ourselves. Shared Walks was initiated in 2018 to open a playful walking space that explores the environment, initiates social interactions in public space and creates possibilities for the appropriation of space and participation. Different walking prompts propose changes in the way we usually walk. Using a card set with different types of walks, participants walk together in pairs, collecting and sharing observations, impressions, thoughts, feelings, memories, stories, associations, etc., mapping their surroundings from different perspectives.
On the master
Eylem Ertürk (Vienna/Istanbul) is a practitioner-researcher working at the intersection of art, politics, memory and public space. She received her master’s degrees in Social Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna (2019) and in Fine Arts Photography at Marmara University in İstanbul (2007). Since 2005, she has initiated and led several art projects and worked as a researcher, editor, curator and manager. Dealing with cultural dialogue through arts at Anadolu Kültür (2010-2017), she has co-curated the project, publications and exhibitions of BAK: Revealing the City through Memory. She has edited the volumes Local Cultural Policies Handbook: Steps, Tools and Case Studies (Istanbul Bilgi University Press, 2011) and Talks on Memory and Arts 2020 (Truth Justice Memory Center, 2021). She is the co-founder of Shared Walks which creates social encounters and critical spaces by walking in cities. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna as an ÖAW Doc-Fellow (2023-2024) working on the Politics of the Balcony in Contemporary Art.
Anyone interested in the subject, in particular volunteers, trainees, experiential experts, caregivers, professionals, managers, officials and politicians.
Does not apply
Number of places
The course can accommodate up to 20 participants.
Certificate of attendance
This masterclass is part of a series of 3 masterclasses about learning in relationships. More information about this series of master classes can be found on this page There you can also find out when the other master classes are and register via the corresponding links.