Tree-Feeling Walk, a Psychogeographic Survey

Event details

12 - 22 May, 2021
FREE

A walk to an urban tree.

How do I feel about this tree? How am I when we are together? How does the tree encourage me to behave? We are part of a tree’s ecosystem. We will have a conversation about this and refer to our feelings and sensations in order to do so.

The overall aim of the event is:

  • To get up close and cosy with an urban tree or trees.
  • To find out whether and why we value them.
  • To use our own felt, visceral, bodily experience to do this, rather than information from a book, screen or expert.
  • To creatively broaden the remit for collecting data by using a wider variety of methods to find out their effect on us, including our sensual and personal reactions.

This is a two-part event: When you register for the event you will be sent a link to an audio file (on SoundCloud) to listen to whilst taking a walk amongst trees near you. This walk can take place anytime before the online meet up on 22nd May.

We will then join together online to discuss our experience.

If you live in Edinburgh you can also join Tamsin for a walk on Saturday 15 May at 2:30pm. Details here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/urban-tree-festival-tree-feeling-walk-tickets-153779150579

The walk will be enquiring into:

  • Our symbiosis with trees: that is, the interaction between trees and us, organisms which live in close physical association with each other to the advantage of both.
  • Our relationship with them: that is, the way in which we are connected.
  • How we cohabit with trees: the state or fact that we live and exist at the same time and in the same place.
  • Our co-dependency: how we both need each other, sometimes to the detriment of the other.
  • Our reliance: how we depend on or trust in trees and them in us.

During the online meet-up, we will discuss:

  • Our symbiosis with trees: the interaction between trees and us, organisms which live in close physical association, to the advantage of us both.
  • Our relationship with them: the way in which we are connected.
  • How we cohabit with trees: the state or fact that we live and exist at the same time and in the same place.
  • Our co-dependency: how we both need each other, sometimes to the detriment of the other.
  • Our reliance: how we depend on or trust in trees and them in us, how we depend on each other.

Tamsin Grainger

United Kingdom

I am a walker, writer, collector of images and sounds and Shiatsu practitioner. I live in Edinburgh, Scotland for half the year and travel for the other 6 months. My first sound installation is in the Trinity Tunnel of the Edinburgh cycle path network. I p...

Near Edinburgh, UK

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