Call for Submissions – Ways to Wander

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Call for Submissions – Ways to Wander

A Footwork[1] compendium of suggestions, instructions, rules and activities for walking.

We would like to collate and edit (for possible future publication) an interdisciplinary catalogue of ways to engage with walking. From simple ideas to complex instructions, philosophical musings to playful encounters, do you have a walking task, idea, practice or methodology that you would like to write up and share?
Inspired by the multi-disciplinary approaches and experiences of the Footwork research group, and by Professor Carl Lavery’s ’25 Instructions for Performance in Cities’, this compendium aims to assemble a series of short texts that can be used to construct, interact with, or be encountered on a walk. The text may be for any location: urban, suburban or rural, or it could be site and/or route specific. Your contribution may offer an improvised experience, or a more structured task. The context may be geological, environmental, historical, autobiographical, pedagogical, political, playful, spiritual, critical, or any combination of these, and you may want to work in a visual aspect to your text that coincides with your idea.

The word count is a maximum of 350 to suit page size A5 and we are currently looking for textual examples, though the text can take on a visual form in relation to how the writing or mark making is laid out on the page.

Send your 350 words with a short 50 word biography to Claire Hind c.hind@yorksj.ac.uk

The deadline for the submission is Monday 10th March 2014.
The Footwork group will meet in the spring to compile the contributions and work on ways in which the compendium may be published.

Warm wishes
Claire Hind and Clare Qualmann
Footwork/Walking Artists Network.

View the blog on the culturgen website: http://tinyurl.com/pwsvgtn

[1] Footwork is a research group attached to the Walking Artists Network, http://footworkwalk.wordpress.com/

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