D474 - Webinar - Cultural Programme - Reading and Media Breakfasts: Getting lost in a pandemic world: Rebecca Solnit and the passion for walking

  • Ciclo: 2021
  • Nivel: Distance
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Estado: Terminado
  • Lugar: Distance
  • Capacitador/es: Flavia Daniela Pittella

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1 04 Sep 2021 10:00 AM 11:30 AM


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


“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.”
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


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?


A selection of texts from:
Solnit, Rebecca: A Field Guide to Getting Lost, Penguin,2005

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