Walk Around Philadelphia is a segmented 100+ mile around the entire city border that happens twice a year in February and September, with other programs throughout the year.

Participants can join for any individual segment as they are able, or set out to do it on their own anytime.

Walk Around Philadelphia creates cultural events that bring people together in shared  experiences that connect them to their own bodies, their neighbors, and the landscape of Philadelphia as we explore our boundaries together.

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Through facilitated walks, exhibitions and narrative storytelling, the project uses the structure of exploring the city’s perimeter to engage with themes of borders and boundaries, privilege and access, social and environmental justice, infrastructure and ecosystems, commerce and incarceration, indigenous history and colonization and more.

By creating shared experience and connection between participants of all ages and backgrounds from across the entire city and metropolitan area, Walk Around Philadelphia cultivates community, civic pride, public health and a richer understanding of the complexities of an urban environment.

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Walk Around Philadelphia intro video

The walk is so many things – a way to connect to friends old and new; an opportunity to connect to aspects of the city that are familiar and totally unfamiliar all in the same walk.

– Utsav S.


Do the walk!

Attend our events

  • Exhibits
  • Virtual events
  • Printmaking workshops

Help support the walk

Partner with the walk

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Walk Around Philadelphia will be truly successful when its participant pool is representative of the city’s demographics, and all those who want to participate in it are able to.

Our vision is that in the future, Philadelphia students will use the walk as a rite of passage when they graduate high school.

Incoming university students will use the walk as part of their new student orientation.

Citizens returning from incarceration will have the opportunity to do the walk as part of a reentry program.

Walk registration fees only cover a fraction of the administrative and logistical costs associated with facilitating and developing the walk.

We need your help to help build Walk Around Philadelphia’s next steps!

Walk Around Philadelphia is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Walk Around Philadelphia must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

If you don’t care about tax-deductibility and would like to support Walk Around Philadelphia organizer JJ Tiziou’s work more broadly, you can become a backer right on this website, where less of your $ will go to processing fees.