A/r/tographic Peripatetic Inquiry and the Flâneur

  • Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher
  • Rita L. Irwin
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Movement across Education, the Arts and the Social Sciences book series (PSMAEASS)


The flâneur as is assumed in this inquiry is not the idle explorer of literary imagery, but rather the contemporary, peripatetic artist-scholar. The project focuses on a/r/tographic propositional walking in order to observe the practices of the researchers, namely writing, artmaking, reading, documenting and thinking in movement, as they are experienced in a wayfinding. Such engagements are then documented, interrogated and analysed through artmaking, in this case photography as a framing strategy, and subsequently painting as wayfinding. Such an approach is attentive, generative and in synergy with notions of slow scholarship, sensational pedagogy and a/r/tography. Such an unhurried approach to scholarship, whilst being and becoming in movement, has ramifications for knowledge work in the academy, beyond the executions and translations of this project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra Lasczik Cutcher
    • 1
  • Rita L. Irwin
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EducationSouthern Cross UniversityBilingaAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Curriculum and PedagogyUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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