Richard White

explorations in place and time


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A year of walking: walk 1 call

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Walknow: walking out 1     Sunday 4 October 10.00

Meet: 10.00 am Outside 44AD Gallery and Artists Studios

4 Abbey Street Bath BA1 1NN

(the corner of Abbey near where the Centurion used to stand)

Time: approx 2 hours..ish

Walk: a slow performative walk following a route published by the National Trust: Walk to the View: mostly surfaced paths with a short stretch on well marked grass paths. Mud possible after wet weather. One moderately steep hill, affording fine views of Bath from its slopes

but we may of course drift off …

Enchantments/disenchantment: as well as enjoying the fine views and beautiful old buildings I want to bring some questions to the walk that I hope will reveal and maybe even create further layers to this experience. I hope you will bring something to.

This is an experiment not a guided walk! We will co-create the experience and share something of it online. If you have a smart phone please bring it and use it, if you have thoughts/memories/stories to share please do, if you want to draw, photograph or sound record bring your stuff. That’s the performative element to share our walk online live to create an ephemeral social networked presence and see what happens……

I would prefer it if there were no dogs!

Check out my portfolio to get the idea of what I am up to: www.walknowtracks.co.uk

Follow the walk live on socialhiking or viewranger or @walknow

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An invitation to walk out on enchantment

A year of walking out on enchantment

An open invitation to join a walk on foot, online or both.

I propose a monthly walk exploring enchantment, heritage and the body. A series of critical walks exploring ‘hidden’ heritage, walks to work, walks that were or are work, walks that make connections and resonate on human rights issues.

I am currently experimenting with strategies to resist immersive romantic/arcadian walking practices. So rather than walking to commune with nature and all that involves I am interested in walking out of necessity or coercion, from walks to work to walks at gunpoint, the walks of refugees, the walks of those who have to. I am interested in developing a disenchanted walking practice, aware of enchantments but never totally immersed in them. I am not quite sure what that will be and my intention is to use the coming year to discover that, and I hope you will join me for some or part of that journey on foot or online or both.

My walking practice is digitally connected and this invitation is open to those who may wish to engage online as well as those who would like to physically walk. I am particular keen to walk with those who would like to experiment with social media and social networking in this context. Walkers of all kinds welcome.

  • First Sunday of each month.
  • Walks more or less in Bath, but not always.
  • Sometimes long sometimes short.
  • Open to suggestions.

The first walk will be on Sunday 4 October, to experiment on and with the recently released National Trust walk from the City of Bath to Bathwick fields.

email for further info.
walknow.post@gmail.com
Times, dates and reports live and other wise will be published across these platforms

https://twitter.com/walknowlive                         @walknowlive

on this blog and tidier reports eventually here:                 www.walknowtracks.co.uk