Mapping the Wild City, 2018


In 2018 Alec Finlay collaborated with The Walking Library (Dee Heddon and Misha Myers), photographer Mhairi Law, artist Kate McAllan and poet Ken Cockburn to create Wild City | Fiadh-Bhaile – a programme of participative walks and walkshops exploring wild nature in the city of Glasgow. 


In response to the project, Alec Finlay created Mapping the Wild City – a suite of 10 risograph posters giving place-names and their meanings. He also composed a Wild City Manifesto, with excerpts being made into a second suite of risograph posters. A new publication was produced.


Finlay says 'The work I have been doing with place-names has previously focused on the Cairngorms, using them as a way to understand what once grew in a place and could again, where paths were, and where shieling – summer huts for pasture – existed. My most recent project, Wild City | Fiadh-Bhaile, challenges those projects, and extends them, by applying place-awareness and rewilding to an urban situation.'


A suite of 10 posters giving place-names and their meanings. 


Risograph posters

Size 21 x 29.7cm each

Unlimited edition


Printed at Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen


£40 each (please select the print you require from the drop-down menu)

£150 for the set of 10 



Alec Finlay | Mapping the Wild City

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