Walkabout the City?
|Dates:||11 November 2015 - 12 November 2015|
|Times:||10:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Tour|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||Adults, Current University students, General public, University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr David Haley|
Suitable: For anyone and everyone, and for those who wish to question where and how we live now and in the future(s)
Numbers are limited to 30 walkers each day for health and safety reasons. People with mobility issues will be included where possible, but the organisers must be informed of any needs.
In the first instance, potential participants should email David Haley.
Ecology In Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University with Universita di Firenze Sustainable Airports Project and the Biospheric Foundation will create two walks, with thirty participants on each walk. Although urban sustainability is relevant to everyone, people rarely have the time and space to question it. The walks will stimulate a dérive of futures thinking, ranging from local and international transport to biodiversity, food production, poverty, health, housing, adaptability and Climate Change. Talking while walking stimulates particular rhythms of self-organising conversation that will be reflected upon at specific sites of sustainable urban inquiry. The walkers (and online participants) will be able to view their experience on Youtube two days later to engage further through a blog for continuing dialogue and research development. A vimeo from this two-day event will be subsequently posted on YouTube and responses will be managed on the Walkabout the City website.
Travel and Contact Information
Geoffrey Manton Building
Manchester Metropolitan University