wild city | fiadh-bhaile : the walking library and alec finlay
This generous project conceived for Glasgow 2018 is a collaboration between artist Alec Finlay, The Walking Library (Dee Heddon and Misha Myers), and poet Ken Cockburn. Alec Finlay will encourage place-awareness through place-names, translations and community maps, and create a new publication. The Walking Library walks will explore wild nature in the city and collect suggestions for a new ‘Walking Library’ which will be given a permanent home in Glasgow. Ken Cockburn and Kate McAllan will share walkshops with young people, exploring sense of place and experiences of wildness, devising names and creating a manifesto for wildness. Wild City’s ambitious program of participative walks, public readings, and workshops, will culminate in a book and blog mapping new walks through rewilded streets.