Fri 8th Sept, **NEW TIME 7PM**
‘A Walk in Our Sho[r]es’
Guided Audio Walk with HERE+NOW
Meet at 6.50pm, at Seafield Rd E junction with Cat+Dog Home
Please download the audio to your phone prior to the walk [from here], and make sure you bring headphones.
'A Walk in Our Sho[r]es' - an experiential audio art walk simultaneously exploring Seafield, Portobello, Edinburgh, and Sydhavnen, Copenhagen.
HERE+NOW landscape architects (Edinburgh) have collaborated with Studio Debris (Copenhagen) to deliver two parallel ‘twinned’ audio walks. These two walks will share the same audio piece, to create a sensory mashing of two places as one, thereby highlighting the similarities and stark contrasts between these two waterside city locations.
The first audio walk will occur as part of Art Walk Porty on Friday 8 Sept at 7pm, and will explore the promenade at Seafield, reflecting on it's landscape qualities, experience, and future potential.
The second audio walk will take place in Sydhavnen, Copenhagen on Friday 22 Sept, as part of City Link Festival. Both walks will reveal and highlight to participants the walking experience, everyday sounds, memory, landscape and urban environment of each of these waterfront locations, and their links to industry, development and the wider city they form part of.
You can also download the audio and complete the 'A Walk in Our Sho[r]es' audio tour independently, using the route map below. Please walk slowly, observing the landscape around during pauses in the audio, and watch out for hazards such as passing cyclists, other pedestrians, and edge drops. Let us know how you get on!
Physical audio guides are also available to borrow/listen to the audio at A449 Architects galleryspace from Thurs 7th to Sun 10th Sept (11am to 4pm each day)
"Part of what makes roads, trails, and paths so unique as built structures is that they cannot be perceived as a whole all at once by a sedentary onlooker. They unfold in time as one travels along them, just as a story does as one listen or reads, and a hairpin turns like a plot twist, a steep ascent a building of suspense to the view at the summit, a fork in the road an introduction of a new storyline, arrival the end of the story"
Rebecca Solnit from the book
Wanderlust, A History of Walking