UCL Urban Laboratory


Cities Methodologies 2014: Walking Methodologies - A Silent Circle

28 April 2014, 4:00 pm–6:00 pm


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King's Cross, London

As part of the week-long Cities Methodologies programme, Walking Methodologies aims to question how effectively we can use walking as a methodology for learning about the city. Guided by Tilly Fowler (Organiser, AIRstudio) and Anna Hart (Creative Producer, AIRstudio), this guided walk takes a choreographed route through the rapidly changing and increasingly contested public spaces of the neighbourhoods around Kings Cross, as large-scale regeneration projects are changing the face of the area.

The walk will take two hours. Meet under the trees in front of Central Saint Martins, Granary Square, N1C 4AA. The walk is free and open to all, but places are limited. Please book via Eventbrite.

There are three other walks taking place as part of Walking Methodologies. There will also be an exhibition in the Slade Research Centre throughout the week and a roundtable discussion takes place on Friday 2 May.

The four walks during the Cities Methodologies week are:

  1. A Silent Circle in King's Cross (Monday 28 April, 16:00-18:00)
  2. Money Walks: Profit, power and pedestrians in the City of London (Tuesday 29 April, 10:00-12:00)
  3. London's Lost Rivers - River Fleet (Wednesday 30 April, 18:00-20:00)
  4. Tracing Invisible Londons (Thursday 1 May, 18:00-20:30)

Tilly Fowler and Anna Hart have worked together for seven years as AIR, a studio hosted by Central Saint Martins. AIR is currently working on a new project 'Unannounced Acts of Publicness' as part of Restless Futures at Central Saint Martins. Tilly considers the city as an active agent in the lives of its inhabitants. She makes sculptural interventions in sites where human practices have adapted the formal design of a place or a building to make it 'work better'. As a designer, artist and producer Anna examines the presence, and absence, of lives lived within a place, and makes and supports others to make, public responses through performance, event, and intervention. She is currently completing an Urban Studies course at UCL.

Cities Methodologies is an ongoing programme of events and exhibitions dedicated to presenting, sharing and experimenting with new methods of urban research. You can see the other events lined up for the week here.

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Image: 'A Silent Walk', Tilly Fowler and Anna Hart