Created for a new course with Edinburgh Futures Institute, this digital learning resource explores the city of Edinburgh as a site for learning through several ‘field topics’ – from Literary and Performing Edinburgh to Decolonising and Sustainable Edinburgh.
Our new book is published this month by Triarchy Press. Making Routes: Journeys in Performance 2010-2020 collects essays, poems and blogs by me and Laura Bissell, along with various texts by many of our collaborators, collected over the course of 10 years of creative journeys.
We hosted a launch event at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow on 23rd September:
Invitation to Making Routes Thursday 23 September at 7.00pm Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 100 Renfrew Street, Glasgow, G2 3DB
Exactly 10 years after Making Routes launched in Glasgow, we are gathering together again as we embark on a new phase of our journey. Held in partnership between the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Edinburgh Futures Institute at the University of Edinburgh, the event starts at 7.00pm at RCS for a programme of performances and presentations on creative mobilities. At 8.30pm, we will then walk the length of Hope Street and raise a glass to another decade of journeys in performance.
The event will also celebrate the publication of our new book with Triarchy Press: Making Routes: Journeys in Performance 2010-2020. Copies of this will be available for sale on the evening.
We have invited some of the Making Routes contributors and collaborators to join the authors Laura Bissell and David Overend. These include Phil Smith and Helen Billinghurst (Crab & Bee), Sarah Hopfinger and Beverley Hood. These artists and researchers will help us think into the future of this project at a time when art and mobility are being radically revalued.
Further details about the event and contact details for registration are available here.
I was recently invited by Glen Cousquer to contribute to a course on Research Approaches Across Disciplines for the School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh. We discussed my recent research on performing wild geographies and reflected on the value of working beyond our disciplines. An audio recording of our conversation is available here:
Rob Drummond Plays with Participation arrived today. The book includes my introduction and six plays by Rob that I directed between 2011 and 2018. It’s available to purchase at Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.
Another chance to see Rob Drummond’s play about voting, and how to disagree with each other. I directed the original at the National Theatre in 2017 and this is a new production by Fargo’s Theatre B – available to watch as a live stream with an interactive app. Details here.