In the summer of 2015 I co-curated a creative programme at Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh, called PACE: Walking by Design. It explored local history and memory through the re-tracing of lost routes, and encouraged walking for emotional and physical wellbeing.

The images above show our exhibition of old maps, in collaboration with the National Library of Scotland.

Below, you can see a selection of images from our daily walks around Gayfield Square garden. In these lunchtime walks, we followed a long-gone path around the garden, visible in nineteenth century maps, forging a ‘desire line’ and bringing local residents, businesses, creatives and activists together via a stroll, a chat and the occasional visiting Fringe performer (you can see me, below, leading the Tashi Lunhpo monks through the garden!).

As part of our programme of events, I gave a talk, Making, Marking and Mapping, with Christopher Fleet, Maps Curator at the National Library of Scotland.

The programme’s walks, talks and events are archived here. Our collaborators are listed below.

Photos shown here of the exhibition and walks are © Ellie Morag. You can see more of Ellie’s work at http://www.elliemorag.com

Selected collaborators:

  • National Library of Scotland
  • Sustrans
  • Edinburgh City Council
  • Here + Now
  • Edinburgh Book Festival
  • Mapping Edinburgh’s Social History
  • MyParkScotland
  • Edinburgh Printmakers
  • Ingleby Gallery
  • The Scottish National Portrait Gallery
  • Mansfield Traquair House
  • The Yoga Room
  • Union Yoga
  • Tashi Lhunpo Monks
  • Danza Del Caribe
  • Narcissus Flowers
  • Broughton Street Deli
  • Drummond Place residents’ association
  • Lyon & Turnbull Auction House
  • Fyfe Psychogeographical Collective