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Cass School of Education and Communities Seminar Wednesday 15th November 2017 1-2pm : Walking Libraries: A Point of Global Exchange…

Wednesday 15th November 2017 1-2pm

Location: ED.2.04  Cass School of Education and Communities (Stratford)


Dr Blake Morris, University of East London

Walking Libraries: A Point of Global Exchange…

In this paper I discuss The Walking Library (2012-Ongoing), a walking art project by Deirdre Heddon and Misha Myers that brings libraries into the landscape. Through the creation of site-specific library collections, Heddon and Myers foster new relationships between reading, writing and walking, and link a variety of global spaces through local walking practices. I identify The Walking Library as part of an emergent mode of practice in the artistic medium of walking that offers ways to reimagine our relationship to the landscape and the multiplicity of global networks that constitute our understanding of it. I argue this work uses the resolutely local act of walking to foster a global sense of place and provide participants with opportunities to reimagine the landscape.

Dr. Blake Morris is a walking artist and researcher based in London. He is a founding member of the Walk Exchange, a cross-disciplinary walking group based in New York City. Along with Clare Qualmann (Walking Artists Network), he co-edits ‘Lines of Desire’ for Living Maps Review, a critical cartography journal. His work has been shown at Ovalhouse Theatre (London), Bogart Salon (New York City) and Superfront Gallery (Los Angeles, Detroit, NYC). He currently works as a visiting lecturer at the University of East London, where he focuses on walking as an artistic medium.


The International Centre for Public Pedagogy (ICPuP) was founded in 2013, and is based in the Cass School of Education and Communities. It is cross-disciplinary with members from Education, Psychology and Performing Arts. Public pedagogy is a relatively new area of educational scholarship that considers the application and development of educational theory and approaches beyond formal schooling. Public pedagogy includes analysis, investigation and action research in contexts such as cultural education, public spaces, non-formal learning, technology and education, popular culture and political struggle. The centre hosts seminars once a month during term time.


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Undergraduates and Postgraduates to Showcase Research Posters

​November 23rd will see Knowledge Dock host students on the Summer Internship and PhD Studentship programmes who will be exhibiting their research posters.

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STAMP inter-disciplinary workshop on

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The Public Policy Exchange event 8 November 2017: Future of HE in post-Brexit Britain: assessing challenged and opportunities.

UEL academic Terri Kim invited to chair the Public Policy Exchange event: “Considering the Future of Higher Education in post-Brexit Britain: Assessing Challenges and Opportunities” ( ) on 8th November at Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge.

The discussants of the morning panel session she is chairing are:

  • Baroness Garden of Frognal, Co-Chair, APPG on Universities
  • Dr Anne Corbett, Senior Associate, LSE Enterprise, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Linda Hantrais, Emeritus Professor in European Social Policy, Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Loughborough University
  • Professor Alastair Buchan, Head of Brexit Strategy, University of Oxford


Women in Leadership: Celebrating the impact of visible role models

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Women in Leadership event and free individual WISE membership – read more below

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