'FOOTPRINT' is a walking and cycling map + guide for East Edinburgh (Portobello, Leith) & Musselburgh with artist-led routes that intersect the urban with nature through the familiar and unfamiliar, encouraging everyday physical activity as a way to improve well being.
During 2019 five artists were commissioned to create a number of different routes & approaches to the navigating of our local landscapes - Chris Dooks, Alec Finlay, Deirdre Macleod, Holger Mohaupt, and Suzie Parry.
Our printed map + guide is now available detailing the artists' routes, as well as highlighting a range of places to walk and ride, to experience our rich local diverse habitats; from beaches, to edgelands, to cultural sites, and to the lost spaces of a past era, and the lesser visited outskirts of the city.
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The Full Map is available for downloading from below:
RELATED EVENTS HELD AS PART OF ART WALK PORTY 2019
CLAUDIA ZEISKE 'BREWSTER WIVES WALK'
Claudia Zeiske (Founder of Deveron Projects, Huntly) led a 'Brewster Wives Walk' from Portobello Beach to the top of Arthur's Seat. Claudia has made a name for her personal pilgrimages that link places special to ourselves with political, historic or anecdotal sites. In the past she walked from Home to Home, linking her home town of Huntly in Aberdeenshire with her childhood place near Munich where her mother still lives. Recently she undertook a three-country peace walk in the Balkan and creates annual thematic Slow Marathons linked to such topics as transport, energy or land use.
With a bottle of homebrew in her rucksack - for the ART WALK PORTY festival she recreated the 17th Century Brewster Wives Walk, leading from Portobello beach to the top of Arthur’s Seat. Picnic with discussion about all things personal path making at the end.
JUDITH LAMB, Foraging Walk
Judith Lamb from Edinburgh Forage and Eat led a 1 hr foraging walk around Portobello's coastline identifying many of the edible ingredients around our shores. Later in the day at our Kiln stacking and Beach bonfire cooking event on Portobello Beach, Judith cooked up a rich array of locally inspired ingredients, working with artist Jenny Pope creating brick stacks for firing.
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