Project archive for…Walking Around Like We Own the Place
Walking Around Like We Own the Place was part of the programme for Limerick, City of Culture 2014. It was about celebrating the citizens’ emotional relationships to their streets, buildings and landscape. I put out a call for people to take me on their habitual walks in the city, and I went walking, armed with notebook, pen and a nosy head! Some contributors’ stories and routes were documented online, and others formed the basis for a series of performance walking tours in September. The walking tours were lovely; they centred on 3 citizen’s stories, and followed a path through the city, visiting the sites of their memories and associations. With some surprises thrown in.
There is no longer a blog for WALWOP. Some favourite old posts:
- Journeys drunk and sober, holding hands
- A Walk with Muggins: Wherein We Find a Fire, Call the Gardai, and Discuss the Dangers of Crossing the Old Bridge with a Wobbly Tooth
- Where do “the young people” go? Well, these ones go to Lava Javas.
- Winter Walk with a Weather Expert (Jan. 2015)