‘Wanderer, your footsteps are
the road and nothing more;
wanderer, there is no road,
the road is make by walking.’
The UK has the highest rate of internal migration in EU, (3.5% of population move annually). Our identity exists in the places we come from, live in and our journeys between the two. The journey is an opportunity for exploration and reflection. Writing The Map derives from a 192 mile walk, between the artist’s place of birth and present home, to explore ways identity is linked to journeys past, present and future. Maps – both digital and 2D – enable us to undertake journeys of discovery. They are objective representations of landscape, inviting us to follow prescribed directions and routes. They also enable us to reflect and organise our knowledge to better understand and share it.
Writing The Map draws on psychogeographical practices to subvert traditional mapping to…
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