Making Routes: Journeys in Performance 2010-2020

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In 2010, Laura Bissell and David Overend became interested in the ways in which theatre and performance often took place on the move. They wanted to follow the paths being made in this field and to create their own.

To this end they established ‘Making Routes’ – a network and online resource for artists and researchers working with mobilities in contemporary performance. Over a decade later, the mobile collective that emerged is still going strong, with a growing membership, flourishing website and serving as a valuable testing ground for new thinking and practice in journey-based performance.

This book documents their collaborations, projects and findings, gathering texts of their own and others (including Jamie Lorimer, Phil Smith, Laura Ogden, Adrian Howells and Lewis Hetherington - see full list below) to consolidate their ongoing research project, take stock of their journey, and to ask, ‘where next?


Original languageEnglish
PublisherTriarchy Press
Number of pages273
ISBN (Print)978-1-913743-38-3
Publication statusPublished or Performed - 23 Sept 2021

Author keywords

  • walking/journeying art or walk/journey-performances, psychogeography, radical walking, drift and dérive.