Exercise: Dream Place


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What are we doing?

You will journal about a walk you would like to take in a place you’ve never been before.

Why are we doing it?

These are exercises in brainstorming and creativity. These proposed walking exercises (A Walk I Will Not Make), are thought-experiments we execute mentally/intellectually (we sketch or write/journal about them), but we do not execute them in real life due to some sort of restriction or other reason – perhaps geographical, ethical, monetary, length, scale, people involved, etc. Students are encouraged to think outside the limits one normally imposes on oneself (cost, time-period, scale, materials used, contexts involved, subject matter, gravity, etc.).

How are we doing it?

Think about place you’ve always wanted to visit. Why do you want to go there? If you took a walk there, what would you want to see, hear, feel, smell, taste? Would it be a solo walk or would others join you? List those elements.

Next, configure a set of walking directions you can share with the class. Be ready to explain your choices.

Remember that you are not constrained by time/space/reality/etc (it can be truly fantastic!).