chapter  10
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Wild Walking

A Twofold Critique of the Walk-Along Method
WithPhillip Vannini, April Vannini

In Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park, Phillip Vannini and April Vannini walk together with Chris Townsend, a British walker known worldwide for his multi-day walks. Though their arguments and critiques are distinct, they are similarly inspired by that walk with Chris and similarly motivated by their will to rethink the nature of walk-alongs and to reimagine walking as a ‘wilder’ way of knowing. In their chapter ‘Wild Walking: A Twofold Critique of the Walk-Along Method’, Phillip’s critique focuses on enlivening the kinesthetic and cinematic potential of the walk-along method, while April’s critique concentrates on rethinking the very notion of walking as method.