Pandemic and Beyond Podcast

Pandemic and Beyond

Members of the #WalkCreate project PI Prof Dee Heddon, Associate Partner Maxwell Ayamba of Sheffield Environmental Movement and commissioned Artist Kate Green, talk to Dr Shruti Raghuraman on the latest edition of the podcast, Pandemic and Beyond. Listen to find out more about walking and wellbeing, and the #WalkCreate project in Episode 19, here:… Continue reading Pandemic and Beyond Podcast

Upcoming Talks

Living Streets Walking Summit 2022

We are delighted to have the opportunity to share our research at our Partner’s National Summit on 22nd March. The theme of this year’s summit is about walking and inclusivity, and our contribution is called “Creative approaches to inclusive walking”. You can find full details of the Summit here National Walking Summit 2022 | Living Streets and our… Continue reading Upcoming Talks

Artist Commission – Elspeth Penfold and CITiZAN (MoLA)

Intertidal. Image Credit: Elspeth Penfold

As part of the Walking Publics / Walking Arts project, a number of Artist Commissions have been awarded. We’ll be sharing more about the artists and their projects over the coming weeks. In ‘Intertidal’ artist Elspeth Penfold will collaborate with the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network (CITiZAN), at the Museum of London Archaeology, to… Continue reading Artist Commission – Elspeth Penfold and CITiZAN (MoLA)

The Walking Library – Dee Heddon and Misha Myers speak to CILIPS

The Walking Library - Dee Heddon and Misha Myers

The #WalkCreate team’s interest in creative walking stems in part from their own engagement with it, as artists. Today, CILIPS (Scotland’s library and information professionals) released an interview with Dee Heddon and her collaborator Misha Myers, about their ongoing creative walking project, The Walking Library. See their conversation below, and read more at the CILIPS… Continue reading The Walking Library – Dee Heddon and Misha Myers speak to CILIPS

Walk Create in Conversation with A Bit Lit

Conversation with Bit Lit

Project PI Dee Heddon and and Co-I Clare Qualmann recently spoke about walking and wellbeing, and the nature of participatory art in the pandemic with Andy Kesson of A Bit Lit. You can watch their conversation below. More can be found at their website. A Bit Lit is a platform for research and creativity, championing… Continue reading Walk Create in Conversation with A Bit Lit

Call for Papers: Walking Well? Stepping Through and Beyond the Pandemic

Claire Collison Yellow Corydalis

Walking Publics / Walking Arts are pleased to announce this Call for Papers for a session taking place at the Royal Geographical Society (RGS)-IGB Conference from 30 August – 2 September 2022. The hybrid event will be convened by Project PI Dee Heddon and Morag Rose, paying attention to how Covid-19 affected walking and creative… Continue reading Call for Papers: Walking Well? Stepping Through and Beyond the Pandemic

The Walkbook – Call for Submissions

Yarmouth Springs Eternal – Genevieve Rudd in partnership with originalprojects. Image Credit: Becky Demmen/Supporting Your Art

A key aim of the Walking Publics/Walking Arts research project is to share artists’ expertise to support more people to walk well. We are now in the process of developing a free, online resource: The Walkbook: recipes for walking and wellbeing. This will respond to the diverse and multiple challenges people have experienced in participating in walking during the pandemic.… Continue reading The Walkbook – Call for Submissions

#WalkCreate Commissions Announcement

We are thrilled to announce our series of commissioned walking artworks as part of the research we are undertaking into walking, wellbeing & community under COVID-19. Each project will use creative walking to connect with participants in a particular location, working with a range of themes and formats that address the project challenges emerging from our research: mitigating isolation and anxiety    maintaining health and wellbeing  … Continue reading #WalkCreate Commissions Announcement

Scotland Outdoors Podcast

The latest edition of the Scotland Outdoors podcast, aired Wednesday 24 November 2021, sees hosts Mark Stephen and Helen Needham accompany Principal Investigator Prof Dee Heddon on a tour around the West End of Glasgow. As they traverse the Botanic Gardens, you can hear more about the Walk / Create project, the Walking Library, and… Continue reading Scotland Outdoors Podcast

#WalkCreate Gallery Launch – Video Uploaded

#WalkCreate Gallery Launch Video

On Wednesday 3 November we were pleased to launch our online #WalkCreate Gallery with an audience including some of our featured artists. We heard from the project team – Dee Heddon, Morag Rose, Maggie O’Neill, Clare Qualmann and Harry Wilson – and their experiences working on various aspects of the project. We were joined by… Continue reading #WalkCreate Gallery Launch – Video Uploaded