Friday, April 29, 2011
On Sunday, May 1, Laura Milkins will begin her 2,000 mile walk home to her mother's house in Grand Rapids, Mich. The walk will be broadcast online 24 hours a day as she treks across the country and talks with people along the way. That footage will also be edited into a weekly online TV show.
Originally from Michigan, Milkins has lived in Tucson for the past six years and is a performance artist. She has done numerous other projects, including one focusing on people in Mexico City, which Milkins titled Walking Stories: Mexico City.
Walking Home: Stories from the Desert to the Great Lakes will focus on community and social interactions.
To learn more about Milkins' Walking Home project, or to watch the live-streaming video, visit the Walking Home website.