Trailblazing dialogue walks for Scotland
The third event in the event series curated by Fire Starter Festival about exploring the influence of the arts on public services. #fsf2020
About this Event
“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking” Fredrick Nietzsche.
Sharing experiences and research on the art of dialogue walking – what we are learning and what’s our next step?
There is no denying we are living in unprecedented times. So much is changing around us that it can be difficult to make sense of. Many of us feel powerless to act, to make any kind of change as it feels like a drop in the ocean. Could walking and dialogue help deepen connections, build relationships and develop ideas about what the future of Scotland might look like? We know that there is considerable and inspiring evidence that walking can play an important role in changing perspective, extending networks and developing creativity. Could this process lead to “micro-actions” that develop ourselves, our communities and a future Scotland?
This event will share the outcomes of a prototype of a series of dialogue walks where people who didn’t know each other went for a walk and reflected on their biographies, their aspirations for themselves, their communities and for Scotland.
We have some great speakers lined up, who will be sharing their stories of the impact of walking on their lives:
• Khulnardini Dharmacarini and her sister, Karen Hesketh: 500 mile walk exploring recovery in communities across Scotland
• Rachel May, who will be talking about the Deveron Project and her new social enterprise Mhor Outdoor
• Anthony Schrag, artist who walked from Huntly to Venice
• Participants from the Dialogue Walking Project , who will share their experiences of what happened on their walks and ideas for a national dialogue walking project.
• Professor Tim Ingold who will be our keynote listener, and reflect on what he heard throughout the afternoon.