Method: Expert Guides
Description of Method:
Walks that are curated and hosted by a local expert, enthusiast, historian, writer, maker, artist, academic etc. These walks reveal the rich knowledge and expertise within local communities about their places.
Purpose of Method:
Championing the valuable, but often hidden, existing knowledge of a place that is held by local people. Forming connections and networks between individuals and groups who share specific interests in their local area, and in so doing building local capacity to initiate projects and campaigns.
Generally suitable for a wide audience of all ages. Specific themes will attract individuals and groups who share a similar interest. Consider how you can reach individuals who share this interest but aren’t already connected through established groups. Consideration also needs to be given to accessibility for people with limited abilities.
A walk along the Sheffield and Tinsley canal system, interspersed with performances by local poets, curated and led by Longbarrow Press as part of The Arrival Zone project 2012 (a proto-Urban Room!)