12 July - 2-4pm (meeting point: Furtherfield Gallery - McKenzie Pavilion Finsbury Park, London, N4 2NQ)
“Death needs time for what it kills to grow in,” wrote William S. Burroughs. True, but so is its opposite. Life needs what death kills to grow in. Hope has its roots in ruin. This walk with landscape architect, urbanist and writer Tim Waterman, along a disused railway line between Finsbury Park and Highgate will explore how vicious nature and the ruthless engines of urban decay can show us a new way of imagining utopia.
(Limited capacity £5 and up to two children under 15 free, details and online booking here)
The walk is part of a series of events in conjunction with the exhibition SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe: Modern Ruins 1:220 running from 20 June - 27 July (open Fri-Sun 11 to 6 pm) at Furtherfield Gallery.
For more about the exhibition SEFT-1 Abandoned Railways Exploration Probe – Modern Ruins 1:220 see http://furtherfield.org/programmes/exhibition/seft-1-abandoned-railways-exploration-probe-modern-ruins-1220