14 Aug 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-08-14 16:56:59

‘One day, while calmly mowing his cloud, the prince of Cloud City was accosted. The arch-rival of his kingdom GooGooGaga, a terrifying creature, half man, half baby, approached from behind. With a mighty shove, the prince was thrown from his cloud and fell down to Earth. Landing in a swimming pool in Fresno, California, he […]

27 Jul 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-07-27 17:45:26

A walk between old friends (getting older every day). Separated by an ocean; connected by hangovers. Nodding heads at passers-by. ‘Good morning.’ ‘Hello.’ ‘Hello.’ ‘Good morning.’ No tongue clicking, to our mutual relief. Ponds and springs. London and Pittsburgh. Sharing selfies in the best of all possible places. Nick Tobier Jeff Morris Advertisements

11 Jul 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-07-11 06:39:12

In Hampstead Heath Rebekah and I passed lusty bathers soaking in the rare English sun. In San Jose Katie and David joined protesters who filled the streets to proclaim that Families Belong Together. Despite the different contexts, our conversations paralleled: we discussed walking as interdependence, the ethics of making art from your everyday (and the people […]

30 Jun 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-06-30 14:56:33

Rocks were gathered and royally mailed–circulated between myself in London, Jess in Aberystwyth and Julius in East Sussex. Walking is slow. The post slows it even further. They call it snail mail for a reason. ‘Long Shore Drift’ drifted on across an unseasonably warm June; a welcome excuse for a beach excursion (if the littered shore […]

27 Jun 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-06-27 13:02:25

A Compilation of Other Peoples Thoughts: Instructions. Score. Assignment. An abandoned elementary school just out of sight on the daily commute. Playing the lava game; don’t touch the sides. You’ll BURN. Circumambulating heritage’s perimeter. Gone too far on the edge of the world. A ninety minute walk along the cinder block walls (not pictured). In […]

15 Jun 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-06-15 13:02:31

In his 2007 book The Wild Places Robert Macfarlane describes walking out of Cambridge and climbing a tree. He goes on to discuss the call of wild places, and explores several; venturing across moors, to remote islands, valleys and mountains. I have a seven month old baby. I would like to climb a tree. I am going […]

01 Jun 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-06-01 08:32:02

Three walks. Three dogs. Three personalities. Otter is the youngest of the three. Gudrun describes him as a ‘speedy whippet at the zenith of his youth.’ Her relationship to him is ‘ambivalent’, and this will be her ‘first proper walk with him post-partum’. Max is nine years old. He is quite energetic and not always […]

25 May 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-05-25 04:26:37

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex completed their long walk, I did a playful one. Quiet, solitary, local; no pomp and not much performance. It was a welcome reprieve after the epic experience of City Centre. Sometimes it’s best not to think too much… better to give yourself over to the roll of the die: […]

20 May 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-05-20 04:10:58

On 12 May 2018 fifty-five people in fifteen countries on five continents explored the centres of their landscape.1 They walked alone and in groups; on short strolls and epic walks; in rural, urban and suburban landscapes; in familiar and unfamiliar places. Some walked during the day and others at night. Some never made it out of the […]

02 May 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-05-02 06:56:07

For ten days at the end of April I was based in Huntly, Scotland as Deveron Projects‘ ‘Thinker in Residence’. My visit coincided with the seventh annual Slow Marathon, which this year focused on a distance exchange between walkers in Huntly and Gaza. It was the culmination of Walking Without Walls, a year-long collaboration between Rachel […]

18 Apr 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-04-18 07:31:01

One of the joys of exchanging walks with people is learning new skills and trying out new methods. This week I walked with Julius Smit, a photographer, experimental poet and member of the Walking Artists Network. He also creates zines based on his walks. For our exchange, we decided to take black and white photographs, […]

01 Apr 2018 | A Wander is not a Slog

A Wander is not a Slog 2018-04-01 08:07:54

Since the 2012 Olympics East London has been transformed into a destination for locals and tourists alike. With so many options it can be hard to decide what to do, but one experience is not to be missed! East London’s latest sensation: the Olfactory Echo. David Prescott-Steed Anise Bullimore Advertisements