About the Book
Where Our Feet Touch The Earth explores the poetic roamings of an adventuring author while inviting the reader into their own roaming practice. From book folding, walking, archiving, collecting and writing, each participate chooses how they would like to participate with the suggested practices and engagement through reading the book. Author Carolyn Pampalone Rabbers, shares through noticing lenses her roaming experiences with concern for the environment, hegemonies, time, embodiment, nature, privilege, spatial politics, expectation, economy, being lost and unearthing discernment. Working through healing and the effects of trauma, the writings transport through philosophical wonderings and distinctive narrative anecdotes paired with photography archived from each roaming walk. This book offers a distinct lens into the beauty of West Michigan’s landscapes while interrogating into its soil and political histories. The interrogations continue to investigate through self, relations, tangibility and the metaphysical connection with memory and ancestors. This book offers an invitation for the reader to collectively share their roamings online or privately within the pages of the book. While most of the roamings were explored through walking, a roaming practice is including, yet not limited to, roaming through the mind, with machinery, through writing, social media, 1 person audiences, folding and unfolding, remembering, scrapbooking, photography, videography, and collective sharing. This book intends to offer flexibility to develop a practice unique to each reader through COVID-19 quarantines, through variations of physical engagements, and learning to live with the ruined. To be co-present across time and space towards a symbiosis living with.