Eleanor Cooper is an Auckland based artist. Recent exhibitions include Hermes’ Lack of Words at Artspace and Mount Eden Information Kiosk at Split Fountain gallery. She completed her honours degree in Fine Arts and BA in Philosophy at the University of Auckland in 2012.
- "as the Peripatetic School, which loosely means ‘of walking’ or ‘given to walking about’."
- "Walking home down Wellesley Street when the ginkgo there turns yellow and spreads its golden carpet, I sometimes think of the volcano trees and stingray rocks, silent under the pavements of the university."
- "Once I took a walk with a woman from the "
- "Parents pull their children through the streets between one destination and the next like baggage."
- "The demise of a rich conception of walking within Western culture, Ingold proposes, is due to three particular developments of modernity: the physical restrictiveness of footwear, the paving of roads and walkways and the introduction of transport that carries us."
- "As we leap off the bus and into a lecture theatre, confronted by a dual- screened slideshow with embedded video clips, and fix our attention onto the small figure of the lecturer far below, are we playing with or against our innate capacity for physically-grounded learning and thinking?"
- "Ingold describes how western children are brought up to disregard the experience of walking."
- "It is a common observation of lecture-style teaching that students are atomised, isolated and forbidden to interact with each other by the architecture of the lecture theatre."
- "The Dogrib people of North West Canada walk to read the movement of animals and patterns of weather, and the longevity of this knowledge is ensured by one generation walking through the landscape with the next."
- "We walk hurriedly from one destination to the next without gathering information about our environment as we move through it."