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Edgework’s multidisciplinary journal comprises contributions from those interested in place; including artists, urban explorers, psychogeographers, architects, activists, extreme adventurers, cartographers and social geographers. 

August 31, 2020

Anna Chrystal Stephens discusses her research into wild food, outdoor survival and self sufficiency. She has also put together some suggestions for those who wish to learn about edible wild plants.

August 1, 2020

Alec Finlay has had Covid19 since just before the UK went into full lockdown in March 2020. Finlay is part of a high-risk group and the virus has had a significant impact on his body, leaving him unable to walk more than 150m. During lockdown, no matter how ill, he wrote one short poem every morning. The following are some of the entries from his daily poem-journal, presented in chronological order.

April 11, 2019

Dee Heddon & Misha Myers discuss 'The Walking Library for a Wild City' produced during a collaboration with Alec Finlay on 'Wild City' – a programme of participative walks, public readings and workshops exploring wild nature in the city of Glasgow.

January 28, 2019

Artist-filmmaker Stephen Connolly takes us on a short walk through Detroit and examines the spatial configuration of the city, how it has been shaped in the interests of capital, and how this has impacted on Detroit's predominantly African American population.

November 6, 2018

Artist and poet Alec Finlay introduces us to some of the themes of 'Wild City' – a program of participative walks, public readings and workshops exploring wild nature in the city of Glasgow.

July 23, 2018

Peter Cusack explores the exSoviet base at Vogelsang and asks 'What do history, absence, abandonment and decay sound like?'

Clare Qualmann and Claire Hind collaborated to create 'Ways to Wander' – a collection of 54 intriguing proposals, from artists involved in the Walking Artists Network, inviting readers to undertake a different kind of walk. Suggestions include walking in drains, intertidal walking and blowing a bubble to follow its course. Qualmann and Hind tell Edgework how the project first began and how it has since developed.

June 6, 2018

Curator Iliyana Nedkova discusses Miranda Whall's recent work 'Crossed Paths' – a three-part project spanning Wales, Scotland and France, which is inspired by Nan Shepherd's 'The Living Mountain'. The first part of the project focuses on the bio-diverse Welsh Cambrian Mountains, where, in the summer and autumn of 2017, Whall crawled along 5.5 miles of sheep tracks wearing a sheep fleece and 15 lightweight, waterproof cameras.

May 14, 2018

While Graham Gussin was artist-in-residence in the Azores, he was drawn to make work in an abandoned five-star hotel perched on an isolated mountaintop. Gussin shares with us his experience of the residency and introduces some of the work he made there.

November 24, 2017

Urbanist and photographer Andy Day visits the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and gives us an insight into how it functions as a site of dark tourism.

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