Walkspace is a collective of writers and artists in the West Midlands who are intrigued by walking in all its forms.
From gentle strolls to hardcore psychogeography, group walks to solo explorations, Walkspace covers the interesting, weird edges of the humble perambulation. There are no right or wrong ways to go for a walk but there are definitely ways to make them curious and enlightening.
We launched in February 2020, shut down for the pandemic and are gradually finding our feet again. We hope you'll join us and get involved!
Extreme Noticing under Lockdown is a presentation we gave in September to the 4th World Congress on Psychogeography and serves as a good introduction to where we're coming from.
A Figure Walks is Megan Henebury's exploration of Birmingham's River Rea which Walkspace is helping to document.
Mapping Stirchley is an attempt to document all the overlooked things we noticed during our lockdown walks. Contributions are welcome from anyone who walks in the Birmingham suburb of Stirchley and the map will be used for future walking exploits.
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- Crimbo Limbo lake visit
- A Walk and Talk With Nyla Naseer (Video)
- A full moon night hike in the snow
- Art and walking – a book extract
- Winter Solstice Sunrise Ritual
- A Figure Walks – the grand old face of the plateau
- Take a walk on the wild side
- Walk with Craig across Japan
- A Figure Walks – day 4
- Walk your neighbourhood skull this Halloween
- A Figure Walks – days 2 and 3
- A Figure Walks – day one
- New Film: A Suburban Exploration
- People we found at 4WCOP
- A Figure Walks – the Rea in October
- Stirchley Soundwalk for Ten Acres of Sound
- Randonautica Walkshop
- Q&A with durational walker Paul Taylor
- Walking Mindfully
- Drawing Attention Re-run!
- Walkspace at the 4WCOP
- Drawing Attention: A Walking Drawing Workshop
- A walk around a closing supermarket
- A metaphysical treasure hunt
Walkspace are currently a collective of between three and six, depending how you count, but we're very keen to expand. If you're organising a walk or have written something about walking that you think would fit here, drop us a line!