DESIRE PATHS

Roy Bayfield

Real Walks to Nonreal Places: An interesting new book by Roy Bayfield. You can purchase or simply find out more about the book on the Triarchy Press website here.

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WALKING CITIES

walking-cities

 

Event and book launch:

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 6.30–8.30pm
Free, no booking required

The launch of Walking Cities: London, edited by Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Simon King, Amy Blier-Carruthers and Roberto Bottazzi, and published by Camberwell Press.
Through bringing together a new interdisciplinary field of artists, writers, architects, musicians, human geographers and philosophers Walking Cities: London considers how urban walking informs and triggers new processes of making, thinking, researching and communicating. In particular, the book examines how the city contains narratives, knowledge and contested materialities that are best accessed through the act of walking. Ultimately, Walking Cities: London seeks to understand the wider significance of changing geographies to generate critical questions and creative perspectives for navigating the social and political impact of rapid urban change.

The launch features contributions from four of the contributors to the book: Sean Ashton, Douglas Murphy, Rosana Antoli and Peter Sheppard Skærved.

More information: http://www.theshowroom.org/events/walking-cities-london

DEEP TOPOGRAPHY

Here is an interesting documentary I came across online called The London Perambulator. It features Will Self, Iain Sinclair and Russell Brand alongside writer and researcher Nick Papadimitriou – a man whose life is dedicated to exploring and archiving the edgelands beyond the high street, the retail park and the suburban walkways.

WALK TUBE MAP

tubemap

Transport bosses have unveiled the first official map showing the walking times between central London’s Tube stations. The comprehensive plan highlights the time it takes to travel on foot between almost all of the stations on London’s Underground network. It is the first official one of its kind and was released following the popularity of other unofficial versions. Walking from Leicester Square to the markets of Covent Garden takes just four minutes, but many tourists make the longer journey by Tube. People can now use the new walking Tube map to navigate London above ground, while taking in its iconic sights.

Click here to see 8 tube journeys that are quicker by foot!

CHIP WALK

To be practised in unknown cities (or areas of a city) or any place with potential for multiple chip shops.

1.Locate a chip shop.

2.Buy a bag of chips.

3.Have them wrapped ‘open’ to eat whilst walking.

4.Choose a direction to walk in.

5.Walk and eat.

6.When you locate another chip shop, repeat from step 2.

7.If you finish your chips before locating another chip shop ask passers-by to point you towards one.

8.Cease when exhausted/sated.

Best practised in a small group in order to avoid chip poisoning.
Can be adapted to other foodstuffs, depending on local ubiquity.

By walkwalkwalk

Taken from Ways to Wander by Clare Qualmann & Claire hind