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Foot Politics

For centuries, the act of walking has taken on a political meaning, especially when performed collectively: to show support of someone or some cause, to seek justice, or as a form of protest. It is a powerful tactic usually undertaken by civil rights movements, minorities, and political parties that fight for the protection and promotion of their rights and freedoms in a democratic society or one that aspires to that ideal. Walking together is a public manifesto, but can also be a form of self-liberation. Through a series of cases, the Museo del Camminare has chosen to examine the meanings and dynamics of this universal human practice.