A New Year’s Unorthodox Walk
January 2, 2022
03:00 pm - 04:00 pm
On 2nd January, we’re replacing our usual IGB gathering with a synchronised but geographically dispersed group walk punctuated by a series of simple, creative tasks. You can join in from wherever you are, on your own or with a group. A group from IGB will walk together and meet afterwards at a pub for some social time.
Inspired by Stirchley-based walk collective Walkspace and Manchester’s Loiterers Resistance Movement, all you need for this creative walk is a smartphone (if you’re in a group you only need one smartphone) and to join the IGB Unorthodox Walks Facebook group.
The walk will begin at 3pm on 2nd January. You choose your starting point. Creative instructions will be posted up in our Facebook group at ten-minute intervals (update your settings to receive ALL posts from the group). This will result in a roughly 60-minute synchronised but geographically dispersed group walk.
You are encouraged (but not required) to share your creative discoveries (via photos and sound recordings) in the IGB Unorthodox Walks Facebook group after the walk is completed. All the findings will be brought together into a digital art piece.
Taking part in a walk like this means you can slow down and notice features of your local environment you might have otherwise missed or taken for granted. In fact, you might find yourself heading home afterwards, as our friend Andy Howlett says “with heightened senses and a renewed alertness to the fantastical eruptions of the familiar.”
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