Walking Festival of Sound is a transdisciplinary event exploring the role of walking through and listening to our everyday surroundings. It combines a number of free and public events including walking performances, walking seminars and listening sessions, all taking place in diverse public spaces and online. Walking Festival of Sound facilitates a meeting point for the international network of practitioners and researchers interested in sound and walking. Through diverse events we explore how walking and listening practices can augment and challenge the way we perceive, navigate through, and care for our shared environments. In 2019 the festival took place in two cities, Stockholm, Sweden and Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. In April 2021, the festival moves to Krakow and Edinburgh. Due to the pandemic, most of the events will take place online.

The festival was founded and is directed by
Jacek Smolicki and Tim Shaw

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Supported by: friendliness, conviviality, mutuality, and insubordinate forms of non-institutional attentiveness. Thanks to all participating artists. WFoS 2021 is funded by European Cultural Foundation's Culture of Solidarity Grant. It is also facilitated by J.Smolicki's postdoctoral artistic research funded by the Swedish Research Agency.