Pandemic and Beyond Episode 19: Walking Publics/Walking Arts
The pandemic has changed how we walk and why we walk, with more people venturing outside during lockdowns and walking to cope with the stresses of the pandemic. Professor Dee Heddon, the James Arnott Chair in Drama at Glasgow University, talks to Dr Shruti Raghuraman about using walking as creative resource and her pandemic rapid response project, which examines how the arts can support and improve physical health and mental wellbeing through encouraging inclusive walking. They are joined by Kate Green and Maxwell Ayamba, two artists who have worked in partnership with the project to inform the conversation about walking as a model of community engagement and develop creative and inclusive walking methodologies.
To learn more about the project and #WalkCreate, visit www.walkcreate.org.