Walking to the Beach

In Uncategorized on March 10, 2011 at 8:01 am

 By Tina Richardson


Walking affirms, suspects, tries out, transgresses respects, etc., the trajectories it “speaks”. All the modalities sing a part in this chorus, changing from step to step, stepping in through proportions, sequences, and intensities which vary according to the time, the path taken and the weather. These enunciatory operations are of an unlimited diversity. They therefore cannot be reduced to their graphic trail. (De Certeau 2006: 99)

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De Certeau, Michel. 2006. ‘Walking in the City’, The Practice of Everyday Life, trans. by Steven Rendall (Berkeley, Los Angeles and London: University of California Press) pp. 91-110.

  1. Tina,
    by a fluke James & I were just discussing de Certeau in relation to our Liminal Landscapes work. Do you have any suggestions for ways of approaching his work?

  2. Hi Wesley, I have to confess I don’t know too much about De Certeau and read the book a couple of years ago now. I like what he says about walking though, and that particular chapter is good. T

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