A new walking app conceived by Art Walk’s founder, Rosy Naylor, was launched with a led-walk around Portobello’s changing urban environment during May 2021.
‘Walksy.’ (or Walk & See) offers a creative way to record the observations we see and hear as we walk, whilst browsing walks other users have shared. The App enables a growing library of walks to develop that will collect user’s own walks of their nearby; documenting the ‘moments’ we experience when we walk, by uploading images, audio and text.
For the launch, Rosy invited participants to walk with her exploring the edges of Western Portobello’s changing landscape, from its past working land to new Baileyfield developments, and areas of current industrial land. Recording some of the moments that mark this transition between the old and the new, the walk will touch the edge of where we can and cannot walk, embracing some of the sounds that mark this period of change.
Supported by funding from:
Smarter Choices, Smarter Places (Paths for All)
& The National Lottery Community Fund
Available for iPhone & Android
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