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Babak was working in ICT4D before it had a name (2001), never really left it, and has, since, created solutions for NGOs and news organisations on 5 continents. He brought photomarathons to Africa (2007) and won the Highway Africa new media award (2007). To date, he is the only person to have won the UN World Summit Award three times.

He has a keen interest in creating mobile solutions for urban discovery that move decision making powers into the hands of the individual. In 2018, he co-founded the online platform walk · listen · create, which recognises and promotes outstanding walking art.

For this work, I wanted to satisfy several goals. I wanted to create something playful, which also could have a deeper meaning, but did not necessitate it. Then, I wanted the piece to allow the audience to slow down. And I wanted the work to allow for being immersive, ideally whenever it is presented to an audience, not just in the shipping container for which it was going to be designed.

In wich I go for a walk is a mosaic of images and videos, where the viewer is given the impression that I leave my house, in São Paulo, to walk to Moskosel, in the north of Sweden, and back, with stops in about a dozen countries along the way. In the mosaic, I walk from frame to frame, take a seat for a few minutes, to ponder the view, and move on. Until I reach my destination, after which I return home.

Through the slow nature of the work, combined with he overlaying soundscapes, I hope to engender more awareness with the viewer, a heightened sense towards observing the elements of my work and, through that, of their physical surroundings after leaving the piece behind.
With that, I hope the viewer leaves with a stronger sense of agency in terms of their own influence and control of their role and purpose in the public sphere, along the lines of how The Situationists envisioned making their audience more aware of how public space attempts to control our attention and movement.






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