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 that makes you think of someone you love
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.
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.