Walking Cities: London

Published by Camberwell Press, 2017. Edited by a team of artists, architects, musicians and academics –  Jaspar Joseph-Lester, Simon King, Amy Blies-Carruthers (Royal Academy of Music) and Roberto Bottazzi (Westminster University). The publication represents an active area of research in the School of Arts and Humanities, and demonstrates strong links with different institutions and disciplines.

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

Contributors: 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, Sharon Kivland, Nayan Kulkarni, Douglas Murphy, Jean-Luc Nancy, Laura Old Field Ford, Steve Pile, Peter Sheppard Skærved, Phil Smith, Tom Spooner, Peter St. John, Jo Stockham and Richard Wentworth.

Launched at the Showroom, London, it is available to buy from the AA Bookshop, the ICA bookshop, the South London Gallery bookshop, Donlon Books, RIBA bookshop, Broadway Bookstore, Daunt Books, Somerset House Bookshop and Koenig Books.