A Walk-in-Progress featuring: Eva-Lynn Jagoe, Joshua Conn, Imre Szeman, Christopher Alton, Mining Injustice Solidarity Network (MISN), Vanessa Gray, Jamie Magnusson, Max Haiven, and Christopher Smith




On 5 October 2019 WalkingLab and the ReImagining Value Action Lab (RiVAL) assembled a temporary community of activists, artists, scholars and other peripatetic counter-speculators in Toronto’s financial district to share knowledge, ideas and forms of resistance through a series of presentations at various locations. A Walk-in-Progress is a sonic response to this walking event. This creative composition is comprised of recordings of the speakers, interventions, and sounds of Toronto’s financial district made during the walk. Modular synthesis threads together the recordings, documenting resistance to Canada’s role in global extractive industries and consequences of finance capitalism.



Anita Castelino is a PhD student in Environmental Studies at York University, Canada. Her research interests include the social relations and political ecologies of digital technologies. Her previous soundworks have been exhibited at New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) and across the UK as part of The Listening Wall - featuring John Cage, Pauline Oliveros, and Yoko Ono.
Sherry Ostapovitch is a sound artist and educator based in Toronto, Canada whose work incorporates field recordings and multi-channel sound installations. Previous work includes the ambisonic 360 degrees sound installation, In a Queer Time and Space which assembles memories, places, and acoustic abstractions while grappling with the impermanence and fluidity of queer geographies. Sherry received a master’s degree in music from Goldsmiths, University of London and is currently undertaking a PhD in Social Justice Education at the University of Toronto. Research commitments include: listening, sonic pedagogy, sonic geographies, popular education, and practices of decolonization.