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
I am delighted to have come across the wonderful book, The Walk by August Eriksson and published by Kerber Verlag. Eriksson, based in Sweden, captures his movement along a series of ancient pilgrimage routes in Japan. Sixty-six images follow one after another, all with the same strict composition: the path, seen from the eye level of the walker, disappears into the vanishing point of the image.
In May last year I walked for three months from Le Puy en Velay in Eastern France, and ending 1700km later at Muxia on the West coast of Spain. The past few months since my return, I have been shaping the work into a series that I have now called Walking with Strangers. The pilgrim in the photograph is Tom from England, and I met him walking along an abandoned train line in France. More Images coming soon…
Recently the MAP6 collective exhibited at the wonderful ONCA gallery in Brighton, as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe. The gallery has two beautiful spaces to work with, and using a variety of media including sound, we exhibited our Lithuanian Project. After an incredibly busy opening evening, we had thousands of visitors over the coming weeks. Thank you to everybody that came to see the work and meet us.
I’m delighted to discover the beautiful new book by Philipp Ebeling called London Ends.
“Leaving behind the landmarks of the centre, London Ends takes the viewer on a journey to the places where the city ceases to be a city and becomes a series of amalgamated villages. Sleepy and yet full of life, the places where London ‘ends’ are the places that Ebeling has been drawn to with his camera for many years, culminating in a 250km circular walk to join them all together.”
London Ends is published by Fishbar and costs £37. Images from the book are on display at Fishbar Gallery, 176 Dalston Lane, E8 1NG.
Image © Philipp Ebeling