Last month I introduced you to League, a collaborative arts and athletics project created by locally based artist Germaine Koh. League is back this Sunday, February 24th at their usual spot at Elm Park Field House in Vancouver-Kerrisdale. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, get out there and enjoy yourself.
Details provided below courtesy of Germaine Koh.
Walking. We might take it for granted, but it is one of the ways in which individuals know, shape, and give meaning to places. Walking is an everyday tactic that bends the city toward unplanned ends (Michel de Certeau). It’s done for political reasons, for pleasure, for meditation. “Walkers are ‘practitioners of the city,’ for the city is made to be walked.[...] Just as language limits what can be said, architecture limits where one can walk, but the walker invents other ways to go,” wrote Rebecca Solnit in Wanderlust: A history of walking.
The next League play date turns on walking. How does the environment around us affect how we understand our possibilities for action, and could our movements through the city shift those habits and conventions?
We’ll workshop some ideas from League regulars Jay White and Leah Weinstein, and of course adapt as we go. Bonus points if you arrive on foot.
League is an open gathering for the purpose of inventing games and sports; it’s problem solving as play. Large gatherings happen on the last sunday of each month. This sunday’s gathering takes place from noon to four o’clock at Elm Park (41 ave and Larch). More information can be found at http://league-league.org.