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Walking, Writing, Reading Place and Memory



Walking is taken up, too, in works which combine method and practice, as in the ‘histories’ by Rebecca Solnit and Robert Macfarlane. Although psychogeography is a genre which lends itself particularly well to creative productions which move between the individual and the collective as well as the past and the present, there are other walking research practices which engage with memory. Walking and writing can be combined to layer presents, pasts, and imagined futures, and offer possibilities for potential exchanges between various temporalities. Photographs, recordings, and notes from the site visit informed poetry and fiction produced during a creative writing session and later refined following peer critique. Karen E. Till argues that ‘places are embodied contexts of experience, but also porous and mobile, connected to other places, times and peoples’.


Morgan. (2019). Walking, Writing, Reading Place and Memory. In The Routledge Handbook of Memory and Place. Taylor & Francis (Routledge).

Acceptance Date Jul 2, 2019
Publication Date Aug 30, 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Book Title The Routledge Handbook of Memory and Place
ISBN 9780815386308
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