From the peripatetic philosophers of ancient Greece to modern-day psycho-geographers, walking has long been associated with thinking. In this series, we look at how artists and writers have consistently used walking as a tool to unlock creativity, and explore how walking and thinking are often seen as one and the same.
Jacob Read, who performs under the name Jerkcurb, has created his own world through music, illustrations and animation. Read transports you somewhere unknown that feels at the same time familiar and nostalgic.
William Hogarth’s remarkable series, A Rake’s Progress, famously depicted a morality tale of the city and was bought by Sir John Soane to hang at Pitzhanger, to inspire and entertain his guests. For the first time in 200 years, it has returned as the centrepiece of our exhibition, reflecting voices and issues in London today.