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MULTI-DAY EVENT: These 15min Audio Walks are available 11am - 3pm on Wed 20th - Sun 24th
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Planet Purbeck is thrilled to cross-promote the Inside Out Dorset Festival by Activate
This event is part of the Inside Out Dorset 2023 Festival with a host of events & installations on site for you to enjoy too, plus the opportunity for you to explore Wild Woodbury - Dorset Wildlife Trust’s flagship community rewilding project
IMAGINE-BETTER: WELLY WALKS
Welly Walks is part of a creative research project that aims to engage people in new narratives about the British weather.
You are invited to wear a pair of weather sensing audio wellies and immerse yourself in a journey that provokes new thoughts about the weather. The wellies are equipped with a speaker, a micro-controller and a sensor that detects weather conditions. They play specific pre-recorded eco-poetry that relates to the weather.
The project aims to engage people with alternative weather narratives. Feel inspired to have a deeper connection with the natural world. By combining wearable technology and eco-poetry, Welly Walks invites you to explore your relationship with the weather within the broader context of the climate emergency.
The project has been created by PhD candidate and designer-researcher, Alice Stevens. It has been developed in collaboration with writer and storyteller, Zakiya McKenzie, and creative technologist, Mark Benson.