03 Feb 2019 | exercises in being here

Poetry

On my way to the beach I found a collection of poems for children, left next to a garbage container. Most of them written by well-known Catalan poets, some originally French or German and some very old ones without a known author. The poems describe th...

03 Feb 2019 | THE LRM

February First Sunday: UPDATE

First Sunday, this Sunday. Yay! Its going to be a very unstructured wander today, following hearts, noses, instincts.... meet us 2pm at the Green Wall, Deansgate (by the metrolink lift)…. be lovely to see you there x

02 Feb 2019 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Seas

Snow walk – Lower Coleford

--> Snow walkBright low sun; dark shadows stretch out crisscrossing the fields.  I’ve walked here many times but the snow brings a freshness to the eye.In snow you walk differently, pushing feet into soft snow, a dulled muffled crunching underneath, dragging up snow to expose fresh grass and earth.  It’s harder work. Today's must be four to five inches deep; deeper where the wind has banked up the snow against hedges in small mounds. Shall I follow other foot-printed paths ...

31 Jan 2019 | THE LRM

February First Sunday and Folk Horrors

It's First Sunday This Sunday and so we will be gathering for a wander, although as many of you know I struggle walking in snow and ice so for me this is contingent on the weather. I'll update on Sunday morning, if I can't make the walk I will at least share some instructions. If anyone else fancies facilitating instead please shout. Sorry if wobbliness causes issues to anyone, I hope you understand. In the meantime, I will be at the Folk Horror Festival on Saturday and I spoke about the resonances with ps...

31 Jan 2019 | Talking Walking

Carolyn Affleck Youngs talking walking

At the time of the publication of “Walking to Japan”, Andrew Stuck, producer of Talking Walking, was lucky enough to catch up with Canadian Carolyn Affleck Youngs in London; she had co-authored the book with her now deceased husband, Derek Youngs.  Carolyn took a walking holiday on the Camino de Santiago, in northern Spain, where […]

30 Jan 2019 | Hybrid Flaneur

From stones to GPS: Critical reflections on aesthetic walking and the need to draw a line | BILL PSARRAS

From stones to GPS: Critical reflections on aesthetic walking and the need to draw a line Bill Psarras   Interartive e-Journal (ISSN 2013-679X) Editors: Ziogas, Y., Sylaiou, S. and Mendolicchio, H.B. Special Issue: ‘Walking Art / Walking Aesthetics’ #100 (December 2018)   Paper Submitted: 22 May 2018 Paper Accepted: 8 September 2018 Paper Published: 10 December […]

29 Jan 2019 | Walking and Art

Glossary of walking

http://www.museumofwalking.org.uk/glossary/ A glossary of terms related to walking, compiled collectivelly by the Walking Artists Network community, and hosted by the Museum of Walking. Advertisements

29 Jan 2019 | 33 Temple

Arts Cabaret 18

Early in January I discovered a local arts festival in Ireland that allowed for participation by artists around the world. The 'Arts Cabaret 18' was to be held on the evening of 26th January 2019 at Murray's Bar, Knockcroghery, Roscommon, Ireland. I co...

28 Jan 2019 | Reading and Walking

19. Tim Ingold, Lines

After reading Sara Ahmed’s book, with its emphasis on the image or figure of the line, I decided to take on Tim Ingold’s Lines, which attempts, according to its author, “a comparative anthropology of the line” (1). For Ingold, lines are phenomena in themselves, not metaphors or theories (xv). “They are really there, in us […]

28 Jan 2019 | exercises in being here

Then approach nature

"Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody. There is only one way. Go into yourself. Examine the reason that bids you to write; check whether it reaches its roots into the deepest regions of your heart, admit to yourself whether you would die if i...

28 Jan 2019 | pedestrian - Pedestrian Blog

Fifty Walks: 29

Daily Walk, Mérida, MéxicoAdvice for the morning walk through Itzimná:  Stay on the shady side of the street. Watch out for big holes in the sidewalk, and low-hanging awnings and trees. Say buenos días to the people your pass. Make friends with the security guards. Take your time crossing Avenidas Pérez Ponce, Jose Diaz Bolio, and Circuito Colonias. Notice the street dogs who hang out in the vacant lot beside the business school with its garden of henequ&e [...]