Performing sustainable transport: an artistic RIDE across the city

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Critically reflecting upon a performance piece enacted by the author, this paper explores the value of artistic practice as a means for undertaking research. The performance was a piece of GPS drawing, using the movement of a body in space to write the word ‘RIDE’ across the city, subsequently represented in the form of a map. Scholars working in mobilities have increasingly been opening up the spaces of transport to critical enquiry, revealing the practices and powers enmeshed in the everyday activity of moving from A-to-B. This paper argues that in using a bicycle ride to create an art work – even one of little aesthetic merit – the author was able to create a new understanding of cycling practices that would not be captured through conventional social science techniques.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-292
Number of pages6
JournalCultural Geographies
Issue number2
Early online date29 Nov 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014


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