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Walk Around Philadelphia Saturday, February 11th from the Airport

February 11 @ 9:15 am - 5:00 pm


Since it’s 4-person artist residency origins in 2016, Walk Around Philadelphia has grown into a pilgrimage experience where hundreds (ranging in age from 12 to 94) have set out to explore the city’s border. Walk Around Philadelphia is an opportunity for adventure and discovery close to home. It provides a physical challenge & sense of personal accomplishment. It cultivates civic pride & a humbling sense of scale. Along the way are opportunities to ponder themes of social & environmental justice, infrastructure & ecosystems, commerce & incarceration, indigenous history & colonization, privilege & access, and of course borders & boundaries.

This year, we’ll be journeying counterclockwise over three weekends in February, in small and big groups, with special events along the way including a festive dinners at the end of walk days and programming at the Schuylkill Center in conjunction with the exhibit Walking The Edge.

If you’d like to join the walk and finances are a barrier, please reach out to walk@jjtiziou.net. We can accommodate some free registrations and have a limited number of stipends available.

This segment is estimated to take roughly 10 – 12 miles and 5 – 6 hours. Your mileage may vary depending on choices made by your group, and there will be options to walk a partial segment & depart / get picked up along the way if necessary.

This day includes an option to join JJ for a birthday happy hour/dinner at the Double Tree Hotel’s Players Sports Bar! (Dinner itself is not provided and is at your own expense). For those looking to join us for dinner, JJ will be posting an ETA via twitter @walkaroundphila when the group is about an hour out.

Once registered, you will receive some additional resources including a packing list & maps.