Category Archives: Rethinking Cities

Sit beside me, if you dare

“There’s a lot more to walking than walking“ was the title of a presentation that Danish Architect and Urban Visionary, Jan Gehl used to give at conferences.  One of his key points was how much of walking was about dawdling, dwelling and observing all the activities going on around you.  Who was chatting to whom, […]

Eight Breaths

8 Breaths Katherine McGavin and Mariana Galan Tanes are two post-graduate students studiying Social Sculpture at Oxford Brookes University.  Together they have created an imaginative way to raise people’s awreness of the importance of good air quality, as well as equipping people with the tools to go out and improve it. 8 Breaths they describe […]

5 10 20 …. 2017 is an Anniversary year

5 years ago in February, Rethinking Cities, the Museum of Walking‘s parent, were asked by Greenwich Healthy Living Service to devise walking and cycling routes around doctors’ surgeries and children cities, creating a pattern of more than 140 routes right across the Royal Borough – to encourage gentle exercise.  Doing our bit to seed a legacy […]

Improving the lives of Whitechapel residents

The Whitechapel Vision is a regeneration plan being undertaken by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets which will bring economic benefits to local businesses and residents on either side of the Whitechapel High Street.  With a new Crossrail station close to completion, the redevelopment of the London Hospital site and the aniticipated move of the […]

Reclaiming the city – Los Carpinteros

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art have invited Andrew Stuck’s Museum of Walking, part of Rethinking Cities, to run ‘Reclaiming the city’ a ‘walkshop’ on Saturday 25 April from  2-4.15pm from the gallery and in the surrounding neighbourhoods. Havana comes to Hackney?  Join us on this inspirational walkshop to ‘reclaim the city’ and bring a […]

Beyond The Red Line

Rethinking Cities Ltd in collaboration with MFAtech Ltd have been shortlisted as Finalists in the 2015 Ordnance Survey and Land Registry’s GeoVation Housing Challenge. Their proposal, “Beyond the Red Line” is a compelling proposal to answer the Challenge set: “How can we enable people in Britain to live in better places?” Beyond the Red Line […]

Visualising Townscape

Visualising Townscape Visualising Townscape was a 150 minute celebratory participatory walk, in honour of Gordon Cullen, author of ‘Townscape‘, in which participants were invited to sketch, photograph and record the changing urban townscape, revealed as we walked on a route from St James’ Park, via Parliament Square and St James’ Square to the University of […]