Elspeth (Billie) Penfold : artist : geography / topography / psychogeography
I am a textile artist who brings experience of teaching and research into performance works. In 2012 I formed a group called Thread and Word. Through call outs and personal invitation I collaborate with fellow walkers to develop work with a focus on materials and process which relates to a place. Often these walks are associated with a particular festival and we use poetry and walking as a method to think and explore creativity.
Twitter:@elspethpenfold; Instagram:@elspethpenfold; Facebook: ThreadandWord
Teresa Pilgrim : academic: literature
University of Surrey
PhD Researcher at the University of Surrey. My research looks at early medieval women and their powerful connections to the landscape and I am particularly interested how early attitudes to women’s bodily and environmental autonomies are mediated by their texts. I walk regularly for many reasons: research and creative practice; activism; wellbeing and pilgrimage. I use the embodied practice of walking in response to PTSD.