16 Oct, 2022

Supercluster, headed by our co-founder Geert Vermeire, together with Fred Adam, were able to secure funding from the British Council to work on a project in connection to COP27, the climate conference that's about to happen in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
If you're under 30, and in either the UK or Egypt, consider responding to the open call. Get your funding from the British government, while it still exists.

These are interesting times. The west, NATO and the US in front, eagerly prepare for nuclear war with Russia. But if we survive the hubris of our political overlords on that front, our children are not so likely to survive the consequences of climate change, largely fuelled by escalating, unbridled, capitalism.

The world will be watching as our leaders hop on their private jets to Egypt, and we can expect a last minute congratulatory round of handshakes and self-congratulatory collective hugs, but what we are less likely to see is meaningful change in both the short and long term.

But, the folly of COP is not the futility of this get-together. Or, rather, that folly is superseded by this conference being held within a closed, heavily regulated, community, within a country where freedom of expression is curtailed, and human rights are blatantly, and continuously violated, and, where you can get the death penalty for accepting foreign funding.

I'd laugh, if I wasn't crying.

Meanwhile, in somewhat calmer waters, our online jury has entered the last stretch in selecting the shortlist for the Sound Walk September Awards 2022.
There are some excellent submissions, and I'm looking forward to sharing them with you. But, you don't have to wait, you can check out the full list right now.

If you're interested in being part of next year's online jury, hit us up.

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Meet the authors who are writing about walking and the landscapes through which we walk, at walk · listen · create’s Walking Writers Salons. We are delighted to have biologist and award-winning nature writer David George Haskell join us in October, talking about “Sounds Wild and Broken: Sonic marvels, Evolution's Creat... Keep reading

Congratulations to David Thompson for his prize-winning Wales shoreline-inspired poem "Rock Pools on the Tide Line". Prize sponsored by Cover to Cover Books and the Gower Walking Festival.

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Meet the authors who are writing about walking and the landscapes through which we walk, at walk · listen · create’s Walking Writers Salons. We are delighted to hav... Keep reading

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UItstalling in de 18 vitrines van B.a.d – 28 maart – 8 mei 2022 “Olivier Scheffer is engaged in what he calls the ‘archaeology of the Anthropocene’. He investigates... Keep reading
Day 911 - Special and 8.3 km drawing. Keep reading
Banc d’écoute crépusculaire. Devant moi, à nuit tombante, coule la Dordogne sableuse, ocrée, en silence. Il faut s’en approcher tout près pour entendre ses remous b... Keep reading
 I like to tell myself I got as close to thinking like a sheep when I became obsessed by apples, but I don’t know if that is true. For weeks I walked with them and ... Keep reading
Join this program for free!Reading Water invites young people (in their twenties or early thirties) in the UK and Egypt to respond to water issues by connecting loc... Keep reading
Vendredi 14 octobre Premières marches écoutes, forêt de la Double, dans une parcelle de la Cali, au Fieu. Des groupes d’enfants des écoles de la Communauté d’agglom... Keep reading
Day 910 - Que and 5.0 km drawing. Keep reading

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Few stretches of the England coast path are as storied as the 20 miles connecting the Kent towns of Deal, Dover and Folkestone. But far from living in the past, eac... Keep reading
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Life is in the details. And this week’s column by Sarah Cook calls out many of those in our own backyard. It’s easy to get tunnel vision and want to just get from A... Keep reading

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