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A Walk in the Park

Eavesdrop on a roving conversation around Princes Park, as two writers reflect on their unique relationships with walking. You’ll stroll behind them, listening in via wireless headphones.

History, and the history of great art and thinking, is rife with walkers. From flâneuring to Freud – from Wes Anderson to Marina Abramović – the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other has long been celebrated as a potent way to access the mind, the spirit, a sense of contemplation, or the most basic pleasures of being in the world.

So: how do writers and researchers use walking? How does it affect their ability to think methodically or creatively – and what can it offer to mental health?

For this unique one-day series, made up of three walks, you’re invited to eavesdrop on a roving conversation around Princes Park. On each hour-long amble, two writers will reflect on their unique relationships with walking. You’ll stroll behind them, listening in via wireless headphones. (Soggy day? Bring a raincoat!)

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