Blake Morris, Ph.D

Walking Artist

The point is not to simply think, talk, read or write about walking, but rather to go on a walk. Skip the biography and walk straight out the door. Look below for walking exercises and instructions on how to create a memory palace. Better to be out walking.

Featured Walking Exercises

· Google Walk
· Slow Lunch
· 100 Helium Balloons


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Journal Articles:
‘The Walking Institute: a reflexive approach to tourism’ (2018) International Journal of Tourism Cities, doi: 10.1108/IJTC-11-2017-0060.

‘Walking Home: Former Fresnans in the Memory Palace’ (2018) Livingmaps Review, Vol. 4.

‘The Walking Library: Relating the Landscape’ (2017) Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, Special Issue: Traversing the Field – Walking and Scottish Landscapes, Iss. 21, Vol. 3.

Book Sections:
‘Walking with a Beard’ (2018) in Clare Qualmann & Clare Hind (eds.) Ways to Wander the Gallery. Axminster: Triarchy Press.

‘Google Walk’ (2015) in Clare Qualmann & Clare Hind (eds.) Ways to Wander. Axminster: Triarchy Press.

Book Reviews:
Karen O’Rourke: Walking and Mapping - ‘Mapping the Field: An Atlas of Walking Arts’ (2017) ‘Book Reviews’, Transfers, Iss. 1 Vol. 7.

Nuno Sacramento and Brett Bloom: Deep Mapping - Applicable Tactics from a Specific Territory (2018) Livingmaps Review, Vol. 5.

Interviews and Press

Andrew Stuck (2016) Talking Walking
Donald Munro (2015) The Fresno Bee
Andrew K. Thompson (2013) Ask Andrew Anything
Brian Winkowski (2008) Youtube

Conference Papers

‘Wandering Together at a Distance’ (2018) Geographical Landscapes/changing landscapes, Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference, Cardiff.

‘The Radical Romanticism of the Walking Library’ (2017) Radical Walking: protest, dissent, and crossing urban boundaries, Senate House Library, London.

‘Hubs of Resonance: Walking and Mapping with Memory Palaces’ (2017) Making the Landscape Sing: walking the map and mapping the walk, Living Maps Seminar, London.

‘The Walking Library: Relating the Landscape’ (2016) Traversing the Field: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Walking and Thinking in Scottish Landscapes, University of Dundee, Scotland.

‘Walking the Archive’ (2015) Performing the Archive, NUI Galway, Ireland.

‘The Walk as Point of Exchange: Local Practice in a Global Context’ (2015) Where To? Steps Towards the Future of Walking Arts, Falmouth University, UK.

‘The Walk Study Training Course’ (2015) Step by Step: An Interdisciplinary Seminar Series, University of East London, UK.

‘Hamish Fulton and Deveron Arts: Walking as a Transversal Tool’ (2014) Of the Earth, University of Plymouth, UK.

‘Hamish Fulton: The Movement of the Medium’ (2014) The street as a choreographic space: receptions, participations, transformations, University of Rouen, France.