March First Sunday – The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)

A fireplace shop with lots of banners advertising sales and opening times. At the top of the gable the poster has a picture of Yul Bryner and the caption “yul save plenty etcetera etcetera etcetera”
Manchester, England - Photo Credit: Morag Rose
A fireplace shop with lots of banners advertising sales and opening times. At the top of the gable the poster has a picture of Yul Bryner and the caption “yul save plenty etcetera etcetera etcetera”
Manchester, England – Photo Credit: Morag Rose

This was an asyncronous walk, which meant people followed these instructions wherever and whenever they wanted to. They shared them via facebook, twitter, whatsapp and during a zoom conversation. My walk, and this picture, was in Trafford, England 

Start wherever you like and head in the opposite direction to the one you would usually choose. 

Try to head in the straightest line you can, until you can’t or you fancy a change of direction. 

Look for the following things whilst you are wandering: 

Something shiny 

Something strange 

Something ancient 

Something new 

Something that makes you think of someone you love 

Something precious 

Something you don’t like 

Something that gives you hope for the future 

After your walk, sit down, have a drink and make a map of where you went. It could be a map made of words or drawings or photos or artefacts or feelings or something else.

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.