In early 2020, I applied for a Community Building grant from the Gallatin School of Individualized Studies to help create a walking group on NYU’s campus with a few other grad school friends.
We met in person only a few times due to COVID-19, but in lieu of in-person meet-ups, we created podcast episodes for members to listen to and then later discuss in online conversations.
I lead the production of our podcast episodes, from pre-interviews to recording and audio editing. Additionally, I ran our website and facilitated many of the virtual meetings.
And while our journal and final podcast episode were never released, what started as a very small group on campus grew to attract members from other universities and the general public due to our social media and public sharing of our podcast materials.
Below is a photo shared on our collective instagram.
Walking on Native Land
In conversation with Joe Whittle, a photographer, writer, seasonal US Forest Ranger, and enrolled member of the Caddo Nation of Oklahoma and descendant member of the Delaware Nation of Oklahoma. Follow him at @joewhittlephotography. Our episode features an image of Joe’s friend, Kanim, as gathers wild cous roots (aka cous biscuitroot) in a garden that was tended by his ancestors for over 15,000 years (Nimiipuu Territory).
#LandAcknowledgement #podcast #walking #Lenapehoking
Connecting to Place in Iceland
“Can walking build connection to place? How can I connect to the places I move through, if I’m only an ephemeral traveler?” Our second episode features a conversation with Henry Fletcher and Jay Simpson as they reflect the place-based connections within their work around trails, walking, foraging, and creative engagement in the Westfjords of Iceland.
#walking #iceland #PlaceBased #tourism #podcast