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INCURSIONS is a project by Archie Smith and Kitty McKay initiated in 2019 as a public walking forum hosting participatory walks in the city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. It has since shifted into different shapes, from the same grounds, transmuting into an archive of the route we walk, the city of Newcastle, and cities alike, the effects and affects of living within, with/out others, in common,   

This site collects some INCURSIONS documents: our own images, videos, sound, text, interwoven with those of others; our radio broadcasts, audio mixes and writing. This online space, another site, a virtual fragment of the city, is an attempt to provide connectivity without prescribing a linearity or wholeness: this archive exists in pieces and can be traversed without a set route, we want to offer up detours and links to be taken or left. 


Since May 2021, after the easing of the third lockdown, INCURSIONS walks have been hosted on a weekly basis. These walking events are a fragment of the initial route, focusing more on how we gather and walk as a collective in the 'post-pandemic' city. These weekly walks generally happen every Monday (check Instagram for regular updates).

All of the walking events operate with an invitation to think at the pace of walking, with others, as we attempt to disperse objective re-tellings and conjure collective articulations. Different people come to walks for a variety of different reasons: INCURSIONS intends to raise consciousness and awareness in the city, broker solidarity, combat individuation and isolation, as well as be reactive to regeneration and privatisation, and build a long term and sustained community that is social, political and supportive. 


INCURSIONS is a conduit for negotiating neoliberal cityscapes, their objective and more marginalised histories, in conversation with overlapping personal experiences of pop culture, critical theory, identity, socio/psycho-geography and memory. Not strictly about the route walked, or the act of walking, or even the specificities of the city itself, the events are invested in the generative quality of walking with others, the avenues guided and gifted when people bring their own experiences, to produce common grounds for differences to grow.

Please feel free to get in contact with any inquiries. 

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