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The City Unfurled: Urban Diversions with Inua Ellams, Lauren Elkin, Jon Day and Morag Rose

Poet and founder of the Midnight Run Inua Ellams, cyclegeographer Jon Day, modern day flâneuse Lauren Elkin and founder of Manchester’s Loiterer’s Resistance Movement Morag Rose, traverse the city through poetry and mindwandering to consider alternative ways of experiencing our urban environments.

Inua Ellams has published three pamphlets of poetry, staged his plays at the National Theatre, and is the founder of the Midnight Run, a nocturnal urban excursion.

Lauren Elkin is the author of Flâneuse, a cultural history of women writers and artists who have found personal freedom as well as inspiration by engaging with cities on foot.

Jon Day is a writer and academic. A lecturer in English and the Medical Humanities at King’s College London, his book, Cyclogeography is a philosophical memoir about the three years he spent as a London bicycle courier.

Morag Rose an anarcho-flâneuse and founder of the Loiterer’s Resistance Movement, a Manchester based collective interested in psychogeography and the hidden stories of the city. Based in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at The University of Sheffield, her research focuses on gender, public space and pedestrian methodologies.