This image is from a series of photographs taken during a Distance Drift in lockdown, responding to the walking score ‘windows’. Distance Drift is a remote, participatory walking project which grew out of a desire to walk together while apart during the pandemic. I began the project on the first Sunday in April 2020, sharing walking scores and prompts on Twitter, which can be followed anywhere, indoors or out, using the hashtag #DistanceDrift. At the time of writing in July 2021, Distance Drift has continued to meet online every Sunday since.
Sonia Overall (PhD SFHEA) is a writer, psychogeographer and writing tutor living in East Kent. Her published writing includes novels, poetry, short stories, academic articles and features, many of which touch on psychogeography, spirit of place and aspects of the weird. Her latest publication is Heavy Time: a psychogeographer’s pilgrimage. Sonia is a member of the Walking Artists Network and founder and curator of Women Who Walk, a network for walking academics and creatives. Her walking projects include themed public and performative walks, temporary labyrinths and the lockdown walking project on Twitter, #DistanceDrift.