What does walking mean to you? I guess, seeing as how you are reading this, walking is something you enjoy. I wonder why? What is it that you like about it? I wish you could tell me. For me, walking is powerful medicine. Walking is what humans are designed to do and those of us […]
For the past several years I've been working on a feature-length essay-film about Birmingham Central Library and the death of Modernism. The film is called Paradise Lost, History in the Unmaking and it could be described as a psychogeographical detective story in which I investigate the ruins of yesterday's future in an effort to understand […]
As an Australophile, I enjoyed watching Beau Miles video, 'The Commute: Walking 90km to work', in which he ditched his car and walked to Monash University in Melbourne to deliver a lecture about adventuring. Fresh from the adventure, so to speak. Or not so fresh given the nature of the commute. It was recommended to […]
This short tour runs the length of Stirchley high street and combines local landmarks, art, architecture, innovation, history and curiosities. It starts at a high point and descends to a flat bit. This is the first of some Stirchley taster walks, perfect for everyone who wants something every time. Download walk: Directions We start on […]
A silent walk through an observed city Every journey starts with a single step. In 2016 mine was finally getting around to sorting out my crappy online passwords. I took a short cybersecurity course and decided to pay it forward by offering help sessions in a local café. This grew into The Interrogang – a monthly […]
I recently had the privilege of walking in the company of the omni-talented Kate Thompson around their new South Birmingham stomping ground. We talked nostalgia, creativity and mental health, and made many friends and enemies along the way. Kate reports below.
The excellent people at SOUNDkitchen have created another immersive journey of audio encounters, this time exploring the green spaces of the B37 postcode in Solihull. This self-directed walk can be undertaken at any time using the SOUNDwalker app. "Discover the hidden sounds of bats and underwater life, listen to wind and rain on metal structures, […]
New Walkspace member Daniella Turbin has set herself the ambitious target of walking every square of the UK Ordnance Survey Maps. This sixty second animation documents her journey along the course of the River Severn and comprises sixty hand-drawn frames created from photographs taken on a 35mm film camera. "The River Severn runs right the […]
New Walkspace member Laura Babb is running a socially distant and Covid safe mindfulness walk this March 16th. Join Laura and The Clear Space on March 16th for this socially distant and Covid safe mindful exploration! We’ll use a combination of mindfulness and photography to really slow down and explore the environment. Our initial zoom […]
In this dispatch from up north, artist filmmaker Owen Davey shares his walking-film project and reflects on the benefits of walking for mental health.