2020 has been an extraordinary year – the COVID pandemic has changed our travel behaviour for the foreseeable future, and a new ‘normal’ has as yet to evolve.
Many governments have encouraged their citizens to walk more in their local neighbourhoods, to undertake essential errands, as well as for better physical and mental health. Changes are being made in our streets to accommodate ‘social distancing’ with more outdoor space being allocated for entertainment, leisure and hospitality. Looking further in to the future, what might the world of walking be like in twenty years time?
Record your Vision for walking in 2040 on your smartphone using Voice Memo (iPhone) or Voice Notes (Android) as if you were leaving a message on our voicemail, and then send this to us by email to talkingwalking [at] museumofwalking.org.uk . We will then edit the ones we receive and publish them here on Talking Walking. Your recording should be no more than 5 minutes in duration – aim for fewer than 400 words of written text.
We ask you to answer these three questions, recording your answers on a Voice Memo / Note
- Who are you and from where are you calling?
- What are you working on presently that revolves around walking?
- What is your vision for walking in 2040?
If you wish, please do email us a photograph (no larger than 2MB) of yourself and a transcript of what you say (if you wrote a script), that we can use to add to your Vision:
talkingwalking [at] museumofwalking.org.uk
If you would like to take part, please submit your Vision of walking in 2040 before the end of January 2021.
We are delighted to have 20×20 Visions featured in the January edition of Country Walking Magazine – we are looking forward to having some of their readers submitting their 20×20 Visions.
Listen to 20×20 Visions already submitted
Grace Adam (UK) artist and educator
Matthew Beaumont (UK) author and professor of English
Tom Bolton (UK) author and historian
Kristie Daniel (CAN) working in global public health
Rachael Elliott (UK) – creative
Bradley Garrett (USA) author, geographer and urban explorer
Dee Heddon (UK) – walking artist, performer and academic
Nick Hallissey (UK) Deputy Editor of Country Walking Magazine
Nick Hayes (UK) – author, illustrator and campaigner
Ralph Hoyte (UK) a poet and locative media artist
Nick Hunt (UK) – author and adventurer
Paul Kelly (UK) – a physical activity researcher
Jacky Kennedy (CAN) former Director of Canada Walks
Rowena Macaulay (UK) – mapper, route deviser and walking campaigner
Phoebe McIndoe (UK) – audio producer
Idit Nathan & Helen Stratford (UK) from the fields of art and architecture
Maggie O’Neill (IRE) – a sociologist and criminologist
Pam Patterson (CAN) artist and performer
Julie Poitras Santos (US) – artist, curator and performer
Clare Qualmann (UK) – walking artist and educator
John Reed (UK) psycho-geographer and tour guide
Leena Raudvee (CAN) – artist and performer
Richard Smith (UK) author, gynaecologist and pilgrim
Mel Sutton (UK) – meditation instructor and health coach
Stefaan van Biesen (BEL) sound artist and performer
Elinor Whidden (CAN) – adventurer, sculptor, performer
Leon Yates (AUS) – an eagle observer and nature trekking guide
Carolyn Affleck Youngs (CAN) author and peace walker
Coming shortly …