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Walking actions in the city. The course investigates interventions in public space through walking practices, involving everyday routines, such as reading, conversing, walking together, or methodologies such as archiving, networking, etc. A form of speech act in space (De Certeau), walking is considered, in the context of the course, as a critical medium of urban transformation, investigating new ways of relating to oneself and others. A continuation of 20th century’s radical art and architecture practices, walking actions describe today a performative potential in architecture, intervening in the condition of displacement of persons and populations, social exclusion and surveillance of public space. The course is a project-based seminar course, experimental in its field work, and active participation is required. It is based on discussion of ongoing projects and a selected corpus of contemporary and historical works which bring up the issues under investigation.