“Without walking, I would be dead.”
Robert Walser

Explorer, lawyer, art collector, publisher, and author, Erling Kagge is the first person to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot—the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. He has written six books on exploration, philosophy, and art collecting, among them Walking. One Step at a Time.
On 15th of April he will join us for the first episode of AUGENBLICKE. WALKING AND TALKING WITH ROBERT WALSER to talk about his own experience of walking, benefits of wandering, the art of the detour, and the long tradition of walking and thinking.

Damion Searls is a translator from German, Norwegian, French, and Dutch and a writer in English. He has translated many classic modern writers, including Proust, Rilke, Nietzsche, Walser, Ingeborg Bachmann, Elfriede Jelinek, as well as writing criticism and poetry, editing a one-volume abridgment of Henry David Thoreau's Journal, and producing a lost work of Hermann Melville's.
On 15th of April, Searls will accompany the discussion with a reading of his translation of Robert Walser's texts.

April 15, 2021
19:00-19:45 Bern time (CEST), Zoom