July 18, 2018 - Following Beanie during her evening walk. Natalie invited me to join her while she walked her dog around her neighborhood in Rosemont because this is one of the many ways that everyday walking influences her life/work. [Image/audio credit: Pohanna Pyne Feinberg]


Natalie Doonan is a multimedia and performance artist, writer and educator. She works at the intersection of visual art, sensory studies, performance studies and cultural geography. Her research focuses on food and the senses, technology, and the vitality of places. Natalie’s work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals across Canada and internationally, such as: the Cultural Olympiad for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the LIVE Performance Art Biennale, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Montréal's Elektra Festival and BIAN, Nuit Blanche and Art Souterrain, and the Tunisian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, 2017. Her writing has appeared in professional and peer reviewed art and food culture publications such as: Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Research in Canada, Public Art Dialogue, Gastronomica, Canadian Food Studies and the Senses & Society. She is a Senior Fellow at Concordia University's Centre for Sensory Studies and a Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University with support from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture.




If you were to look at the city in the same way that you look at works of art in the art gallery, what might you notice?  

How does "tasting a place" - the local fruit and plants, for example - help you better understand where you are walking?

How has development where you live impacted local walking practices?