August First Sunday – The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)

A red brick wall, wild plants and weeds are growing at the bottom, an old Catherine Wheel firework is pinned to the wall
August First Sunday - Photo Credit: Morag Rose
A red brick wall, wild plants and weeds are growing at the bottom, an old Catherine Wheel firework is pinned to the wall
August First Sunday – Photo Credit: Morag Rose

This walk focused on our relationship with the natural landscape. Participants joined a live private whatsapp conversation and a new prompt was given every ten minutes or so. Some people shared via twitter and facebook instead. My walk was in Manchester UK.

  1. Follow a bird as far as you can, then find another and do the same 
  1. How many different insects can you discover in the next ten minutes? 
  1. Listen…. What can you hear that is not the sound of humans or human engineering? 
  1. Move as if you are prey, try to avoid being spotted by something that wants to eat you 
  1. It’s an LRM favourite: can you spot an audacious buddleia or misplaced Christmas tree? 
  1. Find a spot of wilderness to escape to 
  1. How are you feeling now? Where would you plant something round here? What would you like to see grow? 
  1. Look for cracks in the world of people, where is nature breaking through and taking over?  
  1. Find a feast or at least a snack (please don’t forage, touch or eat unless you are very very sure of what you have got) 
  1. Seek beauty and something that brings you joy or comfort 

www.thelrm.org

The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement) is a Manchester based collective of artists, activists and urban wanderers interested in psychogeography, public space and the hidden stories of the city. Founded by Morag Rose in 2006 they meet on the first Sunday of every month for a free, communal wander. During the pandemic they walked together, alone using a range of digital methods to remain connected, to engage with and share their local spaces and to experiment with new kinds of creative walking. All LRM events are free and open to anyone, they are committed to making psychogeography accessible, critical, convivial and plural.