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Walking Stumbling Limping Falling – A Conversation by Alyson Hallett & Phil Smith 

For about nine months, two noted walking-authors/artists – Alyson Hallett and Phil Smith – found themselves wrestling with not being able to walk normally. They wrote to one another about it and this is their conversation. Their reflections cover cultural perceptions and personal values associated with walking, personal anecdotes, philosophical reflection, practices for daily-life and an alphabet of falling.


From it, there emerges an 'Alphabet of Falling', a sustained reflection on the loss of normal capabilities, anecdotes and autobiographical stories, and the beginnings of a larger discussion about stumbling and falling: the pedestrian equivalent of blowing an uncertain trumpet.


Walking Stumbling Limping Falling is for anyone interested in the idea of what is 'normal' in walking – mythogeography & psychogeography, radical walking, walking as poetry, the aesthetics of falling, tripping and stumbling, walking art or walk-performances.


Published by Triarchy Press


104 pages


£11.50 (with free UK P&P)

​Alyson Hallett & Phil Smith | Walking Stumbling Limping Falling

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