LFA invites the adventurous on this “saccadic stroll” led by Esther Leslie, professor of political aesthetics at London’s Birkbeck College. Saccadic has something to do with seeing things in a fast-cut way – you’re welcome to look it up too – and I think the idea, rooted in Restless Cities, a book of essays published earlier this year by Verso, is that city life is so full of fleeting images, occurrences and ideas that it can be unnerving to walk the streets – or, of course, it can be a wonderfully mind-blowing experience. Anyone who offers you a fresh way of looking at London has to be worth 90 minutes, and I’m sure Leslie will have dreamed up ways of stirring the imaginations of anyone willing to walk on the quasi-philosophical side.
FULL LIST OF WALKING TOURS AT THE WHITECHAPEL GALLERY
Thursday 17 June, 6.30pm, Matthew Beaumont:The Convalescent and the London Coffee House. See here for booking and details.
Thursday 24 June, 6.30pm, Gregory Dart: Daydreaming. See here for booking and details.
Saturday 26 June, 3.00pm, Mark W. Turner: Zigzagging. See here for booking and details.
Sunday 27 June, 3.00pm Esther Leslie: A Saccadic Stroll. See here for booking and details.