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Tags: drift, dérive, northfield, wrights & sites, mythogeography, mis-guide, psychogeography, walking, phil smith, cathy turner, simon persighetti, stephen hodge
The Architect-Walker: A Mis-Guide
Wrights & Sites
The Architect-Walker is a book for walkers, artists who use walking in their art, students of performance, geography, drama & society who are studying a world of intentional walking, anyone troubled by official guides to anywhere, psychogeographers, site-specific performers and urban explorers.
Wrights & Sites
The Architect-Walker is Wrights & Sites’ anti-manifesto for changing a world while exploring it. It is a tool for playful debate, collaboration, intervention and spatial meaning-making. An invitation to engage.
Walking (including drift, dérive and radical walking) is the principal way for people to engage with the built environment. Artist-walkers, performance artists, urban activists and others have created a new discipline out of urban walking.
This book takes a step further, acknowledging the more active role we can all take. It reinvents the walker as architect-walker and offers tools and tactics for the engaged urban walker, a philosophy of ambulant architecture and countless examples of ways in which the authors and others are already practising architect-walking.
"...in cities where every inch is privately owned and policed with security guards and cameras, this is the spirit we need."
Jonathan Calder on the Liberal England blog. Read the full review.
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