The book discussion group I am a part of just finished Rebecca Solnit's Wanderlust: A History of Walking. It is an in-depth prowl through cultural understandings and appropriations of walking, particularly who can walk and where. We had robust discussions and introduced some creative reflective practices too. Two of those I include for you below if you want to participate in some play.
Prompted by section three of the book:
Design your walking book cover: what colors, vibe, images would you include
Design your walking protest poster (either the informational one, or the one you would carry day of) Concern location (which city would you place your protest in, colors, images, causes)
Prompted by the book as a whole:
Paul Klee is attributed with the sentence "A line is a dot that went for a walk." What would your line look like? What images would it traverse? What would be excluded?
Each of these prompts was allotted 15 minutes and we mostly relied on digital media (Canva, etc) to collate our images in that time frame.
These are two of the potential book covers I sketched up. The modern naturalist cover emphasizes my utilization of a walk as a time of observation. The 5-7 miles I walk every day yields an abundance of flower and sky photographs, while the text of that cover emphasizes the momentary and spacious essence of walking. The text-based cover reflects on my steady walking habit which at times is excessive (half-marathons everyday... perhaps a bit much). AND it references the expansive experience of walking, along with the amplifying investigation of perusing the same paths day after day.