Stories from the walking library

Heddon, D. and Myers, M. (2014) Stories from the walking library. Cultural Geographies, 21(4), pp. 639-655. (doi:10.1177/1474474014521361)

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Abstract

From August 17 to September 17, 2012, Deirdre Heddon and Misha Myers created and carried a Walking Library, made for the Sideways Arts Festival. Sideways, a festival ‘in the open' and 'on the go', aimed to connect ecology and culture through using the 'slow ways' or ‘slow paths’ of Flanders. The Walking Library was comprised of more than 90 books suggested as books ‘good to take for a walk’ and functioned as a mobile library for Sideways’ artists and public participants. In addition to carrying a curated stock, the Library offered a peripatetic reading and writing group. Drawing on the Library’s resources and the experience of reading, writing and walking one’s way across Belgium, Heddon and Myers consider how reading in situ affects the experience of the journey and the experience of walking; how journeying affects the experience of reading; how reading affects the experience of writing; and how a walk, as a space of knowledge production, is written and read.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heddon, Professor Deirdre
Authors: Heddon, D., and Myers, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Cultural Geographies
Publisher:Sage Publications Ltd.
ISSN:1474-4740
ISSN (Online):1477-0881
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Cultural Geographies 2014 21(4):639-655
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
600521Walking, reading and writing - researching routes and rhythmsDeirdre HeddonThe Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland (CARNEGIE)Prof A Miller 2CCA - THEATRE FILM AND TV STUDIES