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WALKing the Line (Walk 1)Free
Mapping the Borders: WALKing the Line (Walk 1)
19th November, 10am-12pm
As part of the UK wide Being Human festival, Mapping the Borders is a week long event taking place in the Scottish Borders. On Sunday 19th of November 2017, a day of activity will take place in the Borders town of Jedburgh.
There will be two different, complimentary walks led by Prof Mike Collier and naturalist Keith Bowey, at 10am and 2pm respectively.
Prof Mike Collier, will lead a Border walk in collaboration with naturalist Keith Bowey, interrogating the notion of borders from the non-human (and environmentally controversial) perspective of ‘alien’ (plant) species, linking this approach to recent social and political events. Prof Collier leads WALK (Walking, Art, Landscape and Knowledge) at the University of Sunderland, a research centre exploring how we creatively engage with the world as we walk through it. Keith Bowey runs GEES (Glead Ecological & Environmental Services.
This walk will loop north from Jedburgh.
The walk will finish back in Jedburgh and for those wishing can join the walk leaders over lunch (to be booked) and join in debate. http://walk.uk.net
For the walks we recommend you wear strong footwear and bring waterproofs. We will be walking up to 4km over undulating paths/tracks and encountering some muddy sections, stiles, gates and flights of countryside steps.
Mapping The Borders is part of the Being Human Festival 2017. Being Human is led by the University of London School of Advanced Studies, in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy. Mapping the Borders will be a partnership between the University of Sunderland, Northumbria University, the National Library of Scotland and CABN, Live Borders.