Fourth Annual Fit-In Conference

Walks & Talks

October 2016 - April 2017

Walks & Talks: Fourth Annual Fit-In Conference from Bob Gates on Vimeo.

This year our conference will focus on accessibility and inclusion in our public parks, gardens, neighborhoods and other outdoor spaces.  

In the coming months we will collect video/photo/audio recordings of "walks & talks" via Facebook/Fitness Inclusion Network.  We will also archive the Walks & Talks on this "walks and talks" page.
Our guest speaker this year is Aimi Hamraie PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Health, and Society at Vanderbilt University.   She will join us in April, to review the walks & talks videos and to give us feedback about the project. Aimi Hamraie is a feminist historian and epistemologist whose work focuses on the intersections of disability and design, particularly Universal Design, assistive technology, and critical design. Hamraie works in the fields of critical Disability Studies, Science & Technology Studies, Design Studies, Critical Geography, and Feminist Epistemology.  
Insights we gain from the "Walks & Talks" project will be used to create an accessible and inclusive Monday Mile loop at Kirk Park next year.  
Our 4th annual Fit-In conference is a collaboration with Landscape Architecture students at the SUNY College of Environmental Studies and Forestry, Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation, Syracuse University's Lerner School for Public Health Promotion (Monday Mile initiative), and interdisciplinary students and faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University's Center for Bioethics and Humanities.  


First Annual Fit-In Conference 2013
Second Annual Fit-In Conference 2014
Third Annual Fit-In Conference 2015