Walks by Design

As more cities worldwide turn their attention to healthier and sustainable modes of living, we present our series of Walks by Design, 90 minute loops in Scotland's urban centres that highlight contemporary design interventions en route.

 

Our Walks by Design are given extra focus with themes that emerge from our allied exhibitions - in Edinburgh on Urban Parklands (2015) and High Street Retail (2019), in Kirkcaldy (2018), Grantown (2019) and Belfast (2020) on Linen Heritage.  

We’re looking forward to developing our #concreteScotland walks from next year across Scotland’s Seven Cities with a focus on sustainable construction, part of our Concrete Designs to Thrive programme. 

 

Our Walks are co-designed with local enthusiasts and leave a novel walking route for anyone to follow or adapt as suits. With Walks by Design we join with related interventions in Scotland and around the world.

Linen Routes along the Connswater, East Belfast

16 September 2020

Co-Design with EastSide Arts | Plotting Linen Routes along the Connswater

12 August 2020

During the EastSide Arts Festival 2020 local people were invited to attend an event to help design a new walk. Members of the local community were invited to attend, to share time and stories together to plot a new route for a Linen Walk By Design.

Journeys in Design and Connswater Greenway hosted the event on Wednesday 12 August. The aim of the event was to bring local linen stories and heritage to life in and around the Connswater Community Greenway.

25 people joined the event, and offered their creative contributions to help plan a walk together. The idea of Co-design is to take a lead from local people, share time and stories, and plot new routes together.

The Greenway is a 9km linear park in East Belfast. The Greenway follows the course of the Connswater, Knock and Loop Rivers, connecting the open and green spaces. The route is gradually being transformed into a vibrant, attractive, safe and accessible parkland. Local residents and visitors alike use the area for leisure, recreation and community events and activities.

You can find out more about the Connswater Community Greenway by visiting their website at http://www.connswatergreenway.co.uk/

Talking Shop Walking Linen, Old Town Edinburgh

September 2019 to January 2020

Walking out from Dovecot Studios, we trace the development of shopping in the capital from linen halls, luckenbooths and lawnmarkets to draperies, department stores, stopping at contemporary design interventions en route. (September, October, November and January)

Migration and the Sea, Leith

26 May 2019

A Linen Sunday Stroll in Leith out from Custom Lane, a Walk by Design exploring the heritage of Linen in Leith. All are welcome including friendly canines!

Linen and the Lang Toun, Kirkcaldy

1 August 2018

Working with the local community in Kirkcaldy, Journeys in Design devised and held a walk around the town focusing on key Design features and local Linen Heritage. Kirkcaldy is known as the ‘Lang Toun’ as its High Street was considered the longest in Scotland, on the rise up from the sea, hugging the meandering Fife coastline.

Design Routes through the Urban Landscape, West New Town Edinburgh

30 August 2015

Curators Anna Feintuck and John Ennis collaborate with National Library Scotland, using old maps and new mapping techniques. For all Edinburgh events.

Design Routes through the Urban Landscape, South New Town Edinburgh

23 August 2015

Curators Anna Feintuck and John Ennis collaborate with National Library Scotland, using old maps and new mapping techniques. For all Edinburgh events.

Design Routes through the Urban Landscape, East New Town Edinburgh

16 August 2015

Curators Anna Feintuck and John Ennis collaborate with National Library Scotland, using old maps and new mapping techniques. For all Edinburgh events.

Gayfield Square Garden Walks, Edinburgh

August 2015

As part of the Gayfield Summer 2015 programme, locals and visitors were invited to participate in 20 minute lunchtime Garden Walks. These walks retraced and renewed the 1876 pathway around the original Gayfield Square planting scheme, long gone. Guest walkers and outdoor health groups were scheduled to join the walkers.

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