COD 2022 - D666

Webinar - The pace of thoughts: Rebecca Solnit on the passion for walking

Literature lovers, walkers, talkers, thinkers

1 sessions, start: 23-Mar

Course detail

Year: 2022
Level: Distance
Language: English
Status: Ended
Lugar: Distance
Facilitator/s: Ms. Flavia Daniela Pittella
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ESSARP Schools
Free of charge
Exams Schools
ARS 2200.00
Non affiliate
ARS 2200.00


Sessions Dates Start Finish
1 23 March 2022 05:30 pm 07:00 pm


Flavia Daniela Pittella

Ms. Flavia Pittella graduated from the University of La Plata as a Teacher of English Language and Literature. She is also Lic. in Ciencias Sociales, FLACSO, with special mention in Reading, Writing and Education. She has participated in international academic conferences and has published articles in different magazines. She holds several Postgraduate courses in literature and language teaching. For the past 20 years, she has taught ESL classrooms and ESL examinations for the IGCSE/AS Language and Literature. She has been a Reading group facilitator for over nine years. She is a cultural journalist at Radio Mitre and several other media. She has published "40 libros que adoro y no podes dejar de leer". Planeta, 2014. She writes regularly for Infobae Cultura. She is the director of “El tercer lugar: espacio cultural”.
Literature lovers, walkers, talkers, thinkers
A Field Guide to Getting Lost is an investigation into loss, losing and being lost. Taking in subjects as eclectic as memory and mapmaking, Hitchcock movies and Renaissance painting, Rebecca Solnit explores the challenges of living with uncertainty. Beautifully written, this book combines memoir, history and philosophy, shedding glittering new light on the way we live now.”

Wanderlust offers a pastoral and poetic investigation of the interplay between the body, the imagination, and the world around the walker. Solnit argues passionately for the preservation of the time and space in which to walk in an ever-more car dependent and accelerated world.

The objective of this reading session is to delve into Solnit’s world of walking, wandering and getting lost and discuss how all of this makes up a perfect metaphor of survival in these times.
- walking today, walking yesterday
- walking and thinking, walking as inspiration
- the fear of getting lost and the adrenalin of it all
- uncertainty as a creative path
- the pace of thoughts
We will try and reach some conclusions regarding how intimate as human beings we are bonded to the most ancestal art, that of walking. Why do we walk for pleasure? walking entire cities, country sides, mountains. What happens to us when we walk? Why are there so many books about the art of walking and trekking? What does it mean to get lost?. Do we get lost in order to find ourselves?
What do we make of time and space in which to walk in an ever-more accelerated world?
A selection of texts from:
Solnit, Rebecca: Wanderlust: A history of walking. New York: Viking, 2000
Solnit, Rebecca: A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Penguin,2005
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