Becoming-unhinged: walking with vulnerability as a methodology of co-creating and re-connecting new forms of knowledge and possibilities

Linda Henderson, Geraldine Burke, Sharryn Clarke, Helen Grimmett, Gloria Quiñones, Ann Slater, Claudine Lam

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Abstract

This article explores the act of walking with vulnerability as a methodology of becoming-unhinged. As walking assemblage, we walk as an assemblage, becom-ing-unhinged through affective points of contact with the more-than-human world. We consider the act of walking-thinking as an act that forces thought to become-unhinged and, in that moment, permitting thought to come into contact with all kinds of affective points. We move through a dreaming-soulful practice of walking-thinking along coastal treks, with cows, with the moon, with vulnerability and with frames. The meeting of land/water, a full moon, a hillside cemetery, a sculpture park and the use of blindfolds and frames challenge perception-apprehension, while a series of written texts, movement, stillness and contempla-tive practices activate vulnerability. Our emerging texts speak back to twenty-first-century academia, challenging its normative production of knowledge through the co-creation and re-creation of text/images, producing knowledge differently and opening up possibilities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-80
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Education Through Art
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Affect
  • Art-based methodology
  • Artful educational research
  • More-than-human
  • Vulnerability
  • Walking methodology

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