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Phil Smith

Phil Smith

Phil Smith is an Associate Professor (Reader). He is an academic researcher, writer and artist specialising in walking, site-specific performance, dramaturgy and mythogeographies. He welcomes enquiries from postgraduate students interested in researching fields similar or adjacent to these areas; he is currently Director of Studies for Tryg Verran (contemporary bardic performance) and Patrick Ford (arcades of Leeds). With artist Helen Billinghurst he works as the 'Crab' half of Crab & Bee; after publishing ‘The Pattern' (Triarchy Press, 2020) they are currently working on practical research in making diagrammatical performances.


Repeatedly going over the same terrain, generally backwards and forwards, although there is no reason why it can’t be circular. Whether done in- or outdoors it is usually restricted to a small area. Can be done at any time of the day or night. Eg when trying to get or keep a newborn to sleep.

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