Manchester Histories Festival

3 - 12 June 2016

The Art and Politics of Walking the Mancunian Way

Walking is an everyday activity with extraordinary resonances and this talk retraces the footsteps of many remarkable people who have blazed a trail through Manchester. Travel through time and space to encounter heroes, villains, revolutionaries, artists, poets, philosophers, situationists, monsters and mystics. We will also discuss how the city has been shaped by transport and why Mancunians have fought for the right to wander our cities. There will be a particular focus on psychogeographers who use creative walking methods to explore hidden power structures, secret histories and how the environment makes us feel.

Morag Rose is currently a PhD Researcher in Urban Studies and Planning at The University of Sheffield. Her work focuses on gender, public space and psychogeography in Manchester. Prior to this Morag worked with voluntary and community groups across Greater Manchester and remains involved with many community campaigns. In 2006 Morag co-founded The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement)  a collective interested in psychogeography, public space and the unheard voices which make Manchester so special. In 2016 The LRM will be celebrating ten years of creative mischief and experimental expeditions on the streets of Manchester with an exhibition in the Community Gallery of The Peoples History Museum.


Sat 11 Jun 2016 1pm - 1.45pm


Manchester Central Library

St. Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD,




Book online here
0161 306 1982

More information


Event category

Maps/Geography, Radical Manchester

Event type

Celebration Day 2016, Free events, Talks

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