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Walking Cities: London book launches Wednesday 15 March 2017

Wednesday 08 February 2017

Image credit: Walking Cities: London - Edited by Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Simon King, Amy Blier-Carruthers and Roberto Bottazzi
Image credit: Walking Cities: London - Edited by Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Simon King, Amy Blier-Carruthers and Roberto Bottazzi

Walking Cities: London launches at the Showroom Gallery on Wednesday 15 March, and features a chapter titled Freud in London by Sheffield Hallam Reader of Fine Art Dr Sharon Kivland.

Through bringing together a new interdisciplinary field of artists, writers, architects, musicians, human geographers and philosophers Walking Cities: London considers how a city walk informs and triggers new processes of making, thinking, researching and communicating. In particular, the book examines how the city contains narratives, knowledge and contested materialities that are best accessed through the act of walking. Ultimately, Walking Cities: London seeks to understand the wider significance of changing geographies to generate critical questions and creative perspectives for navigating the social and political impact of rapid urban change.

Finally, a book on walking London that extends beyond the well-trodden Victorian streets of the West and East end, and up onto the city of the twentieth century via the walkways of the Aylesbury Estate and the Barbican, and along its infrastructure out to Gravesend and the edge of the Grand Union Canal.

Owen Hatherley

Other contributors include Rosana Antoli, Sean Ashton, Rut Blees-Luxemburg, Amy Blier-Carruthers, Roberto Bottazzi, David Dernie, Duncan Jeffs, Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Adam Kaasa, Ahuvia Kahane, Simon King, Nayan Kulkarni, Douglas Murphy, Jean-Luc Nancy, Laura Oldfield Ford, Steve Pile, Peter Sheppard Skærved, Phil Smith, Tom Spooner, Peter St. John, Jo Stockham and Richard Wentworth.

Camberwell Press is a collaborative studio based in London with various strands of activity including: research, publishing, design and mentoring. www.camberwellpress.org

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