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Writing competition Shortlist announced
9 Sep, 2021
We are delighted to announce the shortlist of writing pieces in our inaugural writing competition on the theme of "Walking and Listening".
Songs of place and time
To coincide with the publication of 'Songs of place and time', an anthology of contributions from 37 natural historians, we are delighted to have editor, Mike Collier and contributor and bird song recordist Geoff Sample as guests for this café.
On-line meet up with Kerri Andrews – Wanderers, a history of women walking
Writer and academic Kerri Andrews has recently written “Wanderers: A History of Women Walking” that challenges the male-dominated history of walking.
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22 Sep, 2021
Low Line to Shoreline – every place tells a story a creative writing and sound walk workshop (on-line)
Team London Bridge
Join in a 75-90 minute on-line workshop, in which you try your hand at creative writing, recording your voice and mixing ambient sounds. This workshop is open to anyone, even if you were unable to join the preceding on-the-ground event.
Walking, isolation and togetherness
Social isolation, already prevalent for many, has been exacerbated during the pandemic. Author Sonia Overall argues that walking alone can increase togetherness, regardless of absences and physical distance.
To move as a caravan; to walk, live, create, and discover together
Clara Gari, artist, researcher, curator and cultural manager, organises the yearly Grand Tour, a 300 km, 3 week, walking trip that walkers take with artists and activists from all disciplines, sciences and expertises. Discuss, with Clara, the benefits of walking together.
The rhythm of the streets
Walking lays the rhythm of the streets, archives the voice and the memory of the city. Our feet are an instrument, and they read the sonic composition of urban space. Our listening revitalizes social space. By walking we connect our body with the body of the city, as players and listeners of an urbanophonic orchestra - conversation about how walkers resonate with the city and how the city is sonorically composed by / of its walkers.
Online meet-up with Soundtrackcity: Creating a DIY home-expedition guide in listening
Renate Zentschnig and Michiel Huijsman, of Soundtrackcity, discuss their history of sound walks, their DIY guide on listening exercises called 'Homing inside out', and the question of how to experience a silenced city.
Open Call Advisory Event for submissions to Sound Walk September 2021
If you're keen on making the most of your SWS21 submission, join us for a as much detail on the process as we can possibly give you.
Working towards a platform that democratises storytelling
Henna Wang and Michael Reynolds will discuss what they have learned while developing a mobile app, Gesso, creating audio walks, and building a community in New York, all at once. Working towards their vision of democratising storytelling, they'll also introduce their GPS audio uploader that creators can leverage to publish audio walks.