28 Jul 2019 | Reading and Walking

74. Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Reveries of the Solitary Walker

I was surprised to learn recently that long walks—the kind of walks that Deirdre Heddon and Cathy Turner refer to as “epic” or “heroic”—are completely out of fashion among (some?) walking artists. Actually, “out of fashion” is the wrong term. According to Heddon and Turner,  the reiteration of a particular genealogy—or fraternity—which includes Jean-Jacques Rousseau, […]

28 Jul 2019 | Radical Stroud

Henry Hunt and Peterloo

‘With Henry Hunt, we’ll go my boys, With Henry Hunt, we’ll go, We’ll mount the Cap of Liberty, In spite of Nadin Joe. On the 16th day of August Eighteen hundred and nineteen, A meeting held in Peter’s Field Was glorious to be seen, Joe Nadin an...

27 Jul 2019 | pedestrian - Pedestrian Blog

Fifty Walks: 49

Hamilton to Dundas, OntarioWalking with a friend alters pace, conversation, thought, directional and destinational choices, what you notice or don't notice along the way. It makes me think about walking-with: walking-with another person, walking-with a non-human being (dog-walking, for example), walking with the more-than-human other, a term I've come across in my reading lately.*  We are always walking-with, whether it's with spirits or histories of a place, animals, birds, trees and rocks [...]

27 Jul 2019 | pedestrian - Pedestrian Blog

Fifty Walks: 49

Hamilton to Dundas, OntarioWalking with a friend alters pace, conversation, thought, directional and destinational choices, what you notice or don't notice along the way. It makes me think about walking-with: walking-with another person, walking-with a non-human being (dog-walking, for example), walking with the more-than-human other, a term I've come across in my reading lately.*  We are always walking-with, whether it's with spirits or histories of a place, animals, birds, trees and rocks [...]

25 Jul 2019 | exercises in being here

One way to (not) enter home

I am a book addict. I taught myself a long time ago that when I fall for a book in a bookshop, I go home without buying it and if it stays on my mind long enough I will go and get it. Or order it online. But it is better to go back to the bookshop and ...

25 Jul 2019 | exercises in being here

One way to (not) enter home

I am a book addict. I taught myself a long time ago that when I fall for a book in a bookshop, I go home without buying it and if it stays on my mind long enough I will go and get it. Or order it online. But it is better to go back to the bookshop and ...

25 Jul 2019 | pedestrian - Pedestrian Blog

Fifty Walks: 48

Aldershot to Westdale, OntarioIt's mid-summer, and hot, and my feet hurt on the pavement. There are a lot of old cemeteries around the western tip of Lake Ontario, and big trees. The cicadas hum, and the traffic mumbles, and the wildflowers bloom, and the lake is as high as it's ever been. Crossing under the highway at the Desjardins canal, past the flooded fishway, I take the trail along Coote's Paradise to Princess Point, and up into the neighbourhoods, ending with an iced latte at the Bean Ba [...]

25 Jul 2019 | pedestrian - Pedestrian Blog

Fifty Walks: 48

Aldershot to Westdale, OntarioIt's mid-summer, and hot, and my feet hurt on the pavement. There are a lot of old cemeteries around the western tip of Lake Ontario, and big trees. The cicadas hum, and the traffic mumbles, and the wildflowers bloom, and the lake is as high as it's ever been. Crossing under the highway at the Desjardins canal, past the flooded fishway, I take the trail along Coote's Paradise to Princess Point, and up into the neighbourhoods, ending with an iced latte at the Bean Ba [...]

24 Jul 2019 | Jack Lowe

Walking Simulators: An Introductory Workshop

Earlier this month at the Digital Geographies Research Group Annual Symposium, whose theme this year was ‘Geographies of Gaming and VR’, I ran a workshop introducing those attending the event to the group of video games known as ‘walking simulators’. This was an opportunity for the academics to try a type of game that they were less likely to be familiar with, making use of six PCs/consoles in the room with the games Dear Esther, Gone Home, The Stanley Parable, Everybody’s Gone...

24 Jul 2019 | Jack Lowe

Walking Simulators: An Introductory Workshop

Earlier this month at the Digital Geographies Research Group Annual Symposium, whose theme this year was ‘Geographies of Gaming and VR’, I ran a workshop introducing those attending the event to the group of video games known as ‘walking simulators’. This was an opportunity for the academics to try a type of game that they were less likely to be familiar with, making use of six PCs/consoles in the room with the games Dear Esther, Gone Home, The Stanley Parable, Everybody’s Gone...

24 Jul 2019 | Museum of Walking

Sound Walks at the British Library

Stella Wisdom, Digital Curator at the British Library Digital Archives, and Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking hosted Exploring with Sound Walks at the British Library, on June 7, 2019. An opportunity for those already making sound walks, and for those wanting to find out more about how to create similar walks, to […]

24 Jul 2019 | Reading and Walking

Walking to (and around) Jupiter Artland

When Christine was in Edinburgh several years ago, she heard about a nearby sculpture park called Jupiter Artland. It wasn’t yet open for the summer, and when she knew she would be in Glasgow this month, she excitedly bought tickets online. It was an easy walk from the local train station, she was told, and […]