Arts and Design Research Incubator to present 'Playwalking' workshop

October 13, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Arts and Design Research Incubator (ADRI) in the Penn State College of Arts and Architecture will host "Playwalking: A Workshop" from 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in 16 Borland Building. In the workshop, Kimberly Powell, associate professor of education and art education, will guide participants on an "art walk" incorporating chance and play.

According to Powell, art walks allow us to explore our movements in relation to space and place and how we author place-based stories through walking. Participants will engage in sensory activities as they take a walk through campus in order to explore perception and place in a whole new way. Engaging the roll of the die, participants will incorporate chance as a form of playful interaction with the environment around them. As a group, they will walk and document their activities, uploading to a Facebook page to review and reflect upon after the walk back to Borland Building. To read more about walking and sensory research methodologies, visit

ADRI, a unit of the College of Arts and Architecture Research Office, provides support for high-impact arts and design research projects and will present a series of events throughout the fall 2015 semester. All events take place in 16 Borland Building. For more information, visit or call 814-865-5126.

Last Updated October 14, 2015