06 Jun 2019 | Landscapism

Brief thoughts on a PhD journey completed

Well its done. I've been awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy in Archaeology.My research has ranged over landscape archaeology, landscape history, monasticism, cultural geography, psychogeography, landscape in art and literature, folklore and further afie...

05 Jun 2019 | Reading and Walking

53. Clare Qualmann and Claire Hind, eds., Ways to Wander

Ways to Wander is a collection of 54 different sets of suggestions, reflections, instructions, or scores about walking, created by 54 different walkers. It also contains an introduction by Carl Lavery and copies of e-mails between the two editors. All of this material is assembled randomly, and I think that was deliberate. The list of […]

05 Jun 2019 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2019-06-05 04:29:00

Are You Listening, Elspeth - Billie-  Penfold 2019Are You Listening?A Soundscape produced by Thread and Word. Weaving together of sounds from our walk in Battersea Park on Sunday May 26th.Tracks :1. Trees Can Talk     Billie P...

05 Jun 2019 | pedestrian - Pedestrian Blog

Fifty Walks: 42

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BCFrom getting off the bus in Stanley Park to stepping onto the water taxi going to Granville Island, this is the middle walk in full day of walking and talking and pausing and post-conference decompressing. We walk through the shady forest of Stanley Park, so green and ferny and mossy and calm, and out to the beaches. Scrambling and ambling along the beaches is the slowest and most delightful bit. The hidden shore at low tide, the crabs and clams, the beach treasures; a [...]

03 Jun 2019 | Reading and Walking

51. Phil Smith, Walking’s New Movement: Opportunities, Decelerations and Beautiful Obstacles in the Performances, Politics, Philosophies and Spaces of Contemporary Radical Walking

This is an important book. Phil Smith makes an argument in favour of a specific kind of walking that is both politically and aesthetically radical, drawing on psychogeography as a resource but subjecting it to a thorough critique. I can’t say that I understand all the nuances of Smith’s argument—that’s what this summary is for, […]

02 Jun 2019 | Radical Stroud

The Life of Allen Davenport

Allen Davenport Prologue When you were there at the Hopkins Street political chapel, Or the Archer Street chapel in Soho, Or listening at the Mulberry Tree in Moorfields, In those months before the Cato Street Conspiracy, There, with Robert Wedde...

30 May 2019 | Spaziergangswissenschaft


Audioguide, Soundwalk, Hörspaziergang, Hörweg, Klanggang, Audiowalk usw. – Die Bandbreite der Begrifflichkeiten rund ums HörenGehen ist so groß wie die Vielfalt der Inhalte und Formate, die sich hinter ihnen versammeln. Von der Wissensvermittlung im Au...

30 May 2019 | THE LRM

July First Sunday and King Street Festival

 First Sunday This Sunday and we're starting in a rather peculiar way... I'll be on the histories soapbox at the Kings St Festival at 2pm Sunday 2nd June (I think the stage is by Tast) where I'll be talking about Manchester psychogeographies, fights for access and public space plus some other interesting stuff about our city streets. Will probably also challenge the claim this is Manchester's most iconic and historic street.... Loiterers are encouraged to come along, listen and heckle as you wish. Ou...

30 May 2019 | pedestrian - Pedestrian Blog

Fifty Walks: 41

Flathead Lake, Montana "Enjoy walking like you enjoy eating."  -  Anam Thubten Rinpoche, on walking meditation.Location: Flathead Lake silent meditation retreat, MontanaLength: 3 kmCompanions: Troy & othersDate: 30 May, 2019 [...]

29 May 2019 | Reading and Walking

50. Merlin Coverley, Psychogeography

While thinking and writing about Iain Sinclair’s London Orbital this week, I realized that I needed a firmer sense of exactly what psychogeography is. Good thing Merlin Coverley’s little book on the subject was on my shelf. It’s a brief but informative look at a variety of writers–Coverley is primarily concerned with literary manifestations of psychogeography, […]