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Life on Foot: A Day of Talking and Walking

How, where and why do we walk? This day will include exciting workshops, family fun and a stellar line-up of designers and writers to explore all things Life on Foot.

Booking information

Ticket price includes access to the museum as well as all talks, tours and family activity as well as an SMS tour of the local area and a book signing from award winning author and speaker Iain Sinclair.

This full day of activity will include touch tagging workshops in the galleries and tours of the Life on Foot exhibition. A day long programme of talks, discussions, and of course some walking, will also investigate how technology, writing and design offer new routes to understanding walking today by celebrating and challenging it in equal measure.

Programme highlights

How to Get Lost in London:
Writer Peter Watts explores how people find creative ways to explore the city.
Breaking the Bounds:
Walking the places where walkers are not welcome, writer and film-maker Iain Sinclair reflects on his experience of walking the acoustic footprints of the M25 and the London Overground
Iain Sinclair book signing
How the World Moves According to Jawbone:
From world-leading consumer technology company, Jawbone, Bandar Antabi discusses wearable technologies from sleep to steps.
Walking with Technology:
Creative technologist Frankie Roberto shares a sense-based SMS walk to close the day.

more about the speakers

Iain Sinclair

Iain Sinclair has lived in (and written about) Hackney, East London, since 1969. He is the author of numerous high-profile fiction and non-fiction works and also an award winning film-maker. In recent times, he has published Hackney, That Rose-Red Empire (2009), Ghostmilk (2011) and ‘American Smoke’ (2013).

Peter Watts

Peter Watts is a writer with a fascination for London and a love of walking. He has written about every aspect of the city from architecture to zoos for publications including the Guardian, Sunday Times, Independent and Time Out, and has walked miles of city streets, including 26 miles from St Paul’s to Hampton Court.

Frankie Roberto

Frankie is a freelance Creative Technologist. He’s worked with museums, broadcasters, startups and design studios to create games, websites, apps and data visualisations. He’s recently worked with PAN Studio on Hello Lamp Post. He’s also the co-founder of Open Plaques, the worldwide crowdsourcing project for geolocated historic plaques.

Bandar Antabi

Bandar heads Jawbone’s Special Projects division. He is responsible for exploring innovative and new product, branding, and business opportunities that strategically align with Jawbone’s roadmap. He is based in London, and holds both a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Johnny Tucker

Johnny Tucker is an Editor, journalist, communications and marketing consultant and photographer. He is the current Editor of Blueprint Magazine and was formerly news editor at Design Week as well as Deputy Editor at FX Magazine.

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