In 2020, Walk&Talk would celebrate its 10th Edition. Due to the evolution of COVID-19 in Portugal and in the World, the Festival Direction chose to postpone the 10th Edition to 2021, safeguarding the well-being and commitments with artists, curators and members of the team, professionals who face an increased situation of labour vulnerability, due to the impact of the pandemic on the cultural sector on a global scale.
This decision allowed the design of a new edition. “9.5” was the way for the festival to continue, adapting to this new reality and as a way of reflecting on the structure of Walk&Talk, now and in the future.
The result is an edition that is thought between this new need for immaterialization and the intrinsic physicality of Walk&Talk. It is an online and onsite edition, transiting between places, proposing new mappings and rehearsing alternative circuits of interactions and affections. It is a test of how we continue to move ideas between places.