#WalkCreate Gathering

Two day event about art practice with a number of very interesting contributions including artist Henna Asikainen

The #WalkCreate Gathering is the final event of the research project, “Walking Publics/Walking Arts: walking, wellbeing and community during Covid-19”. The project explores how creative walking activities have been and could be used to mitigate social isolation and anxiety, maintain health and wellbeing, enhance social connectivity, and facilitate cultural empowerment.

For the past 16 months, the research team has been investigating

  • the walking experiences and creative interventions of people during COVID-19 restrictions. ​
  • the ‘lockdown’ work of artists using walking activity within conditions of restriction. ​
  • the potential of the arts to sustain, encourage and more equitably support walking during and recovering from a pandemic. ​

“Walking Publics/Walking Arts” is grateful for the support of our Project Advisor Carole Wright, Partners and Associate Partners: Arts Canteen, Glasgow Life, Living Streets, Museum of London Archaeology, Open Clasp Theatre, Paths for All, Ramblers Scotland, and Sheffield Environmental Movement.

At the #WalkCreate Gathering:

  • share research findings on walking and creativity during COVID-19
  • series of ‘walkshops’ and presentations led by artists and Associate Partners
  • launch Project Report on people’s experiences of walking during the pandemic
  • launch The Walkbook, a free resource to support creative walking and wellbeing

The #WalkCreate Gathering is aimed at individuals and organisations interested in exploring and understanding

  • the benefits of bridging walking and the arts
  • creativity as a tool to engage more people in walking
  • walking as a safe and creative participatory resource

The #WalkCreate Gathering takes place in person in central London on 18 May, and in a hybrid format on 19 May (East London/online).

You can book a place here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/walkcreate-gathering-tickets-316844920687

Attendance is free.