Who are Twalks for? Representative and metaphorical spaces

This page begins to explore the disciplines that could use the twalk methodology and the nature of the physical space in relation to this.

Representative space

First, let’s look at a few examples where the actual physical location would be significant, and where the space itself matters and is imbued with meaning, e.g.,

  • Learning spaces
  • Sociology
  • Geography
  • Architecture and the built environment
  • Disciplines which use fields trips and placements

Enactment spaces

Less obviously perhaps, #twalks can be used as artistic devices and places of enactment, e.g.,

  • Situated poetry #twalks for collaborative writing projects
  • Art & Design or Media forays for capturing, seeding and growing idea banks or developing projects
  • #twalk debates with proposing and opposing groups physically located in different places but responding to the same structure via the tweetchat
  • Historical enactments

Metaphorical space

The use of metaphor in the landscape really opens the method to any discipline potentially.

  • Doors – opening of ideas
  • Corridors – passage of time, enclosure
  • Windows – the world beyond
  • Fields – growth, seasons, ecologies

This is part of the Twalk toolkit