A curated collection of papers, provocations and actions from the « Walking’s New Movements’ conference held at the University of Plymouth in November 2019.
The experience and variety of walking practices have never been so broad, relevant or unpredictable. Walking Bodies charts some of their very latest developments.
Editors Helen Billinghurst, Claire Hind and Phil Smith put out a call for artists, activists, academics, radical walkers and psychogeographers to discuss, perform and share their experiences of current walking cultures. In these essays, provocations, artworks and documentations, new terrains emerge and diverse energies and thinkings reflect the huge response to the initial call and the demand for tickets to the conference.
Iain Biggs: Visiting Research Fellow at Bath Spa University and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Dundee.
Helen Billinghurst: Lecturer at Plymouth College of Arts. John Bowers: Director of Allenheads Contemporary Arts and Trustee of Monkfish Productions. Emma Bush: Lecturer in Fine Art at Plymouth University. Carly Butler: interdisciplinary artist. Kevin Butler: performer and home-schooling father. Megan Calver: artist making sculptural interventions and live actions. Sam Christie: filmmaker and academic. Ami Skånberg Dahlstedt: performer, choreographer, filmmaker and writer. Gudrun Filipska: artist and researcher. Matt Fletcher: Senior Lecturer in Acting and Performance at Solent University. James Frost: puppeteer and puppet maker. Hamish Fulton: walking artist. Rachel Gomme: artist and researcher working in performance and installation. Philippe Guillaume: walking artist, photographer and art historian. Sarah Harper: artist, theatre-maker, teacher. Duncan Hay: Research Fellow at UCL and Lancaster University. Claire Hind: Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance at York St John University, UK.. Gabrielle Hoad: ecologically oriented artist. Martin de Jode: lecturer in Connected Environments at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL Andrew Hudson-Smith: Chair of Digital Urban Systems at the Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL Vicky Hunter: Practitioner-Researcher and Reader in Site Dance and Choreography, University of Chichester. Ishita Jain: Assistant Professor of Architectural History and Theory at Jindal School of Art and Architecture, JGU, India. Sam Kemp: poet and practice-based researcher at the University of Plymouth. Simon King: co-leader of Noble & King convivial walking tours. Leah Lovett: artist and Research Fellow at the Bartlett Centre of Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL. Chloë Lund: curator and producer on Land in Curiosity’s ‘Yearlong’ walking project in the UK. Monali Meher: award-winning performance and installation artist. Corinne Noble: co-leader of Noble & King convivial walking tours. Jody Oberfelder: director, choreographer, and filmmaker. Sonia Overall: psychogeographer and founder of Women Who Walk. Elspeth (Billie) Penfold: textile artist. Clare Qualmann: artist/researcher and founding member of the Walking Artists Network. Hilary Ramsden: researcher, artivist and faculty member in the School of Creative and Cultural Industries at University of South Wales, Cardiff. Morag Rose: artist, activist, academic and anarchoflaneuse. Anna Sanders-Falcini: artist, researcher and writer. Sarah Scaife: practice-based doctoral research student in the University of Exeter Department of Drama. William Sharpe: professor of English at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York. Tim Shaw: artist working with sound, light and communication media. Phil Smith: writer, artist and researcher and Associate Professor (Reader), University of Plymouth. Cathy Turner: Professor of Drama at the University of Exeter and co-founder of ‘Wrights & Sites’. Richard S. White: freelance walking and multimedia artist/researcher and Senior Lecturer in Media Practice at Bath Spa University. Ken Wilson: teaches English and Film Studies at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Canada. Gary Winters: Co-Artistic Director of the celebrated company Lone Twin.