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12th August 2020

Our greatest adventure.

Conquest. Find. Dominate. Overcome. So much of the language of adventure is stuck on old riffs that shout about our need to be recognised as ‘great’ for somehow beating nature.

12th August 2020

The Chinese LGBTQ+ filmmaker and photographer diversifying the faces of adventure

It has been particularly challenging for Frit Sarita Tam to feel comfortable in the adventure world. As a Chinese female LGBTQ+ adventurer, she very rarely sees anybody that looks like her on stages or film. She is now taking matters into her own hands, but her story is a reminder that whatever adventure is, depends on who is and is not welcomed and represented.

12th August 2020

Ways to Wander: creative walking as adventure

Ways to Wander, edited by artists Clare Qualmann and Claire Hind, is a collection of 54 ideas for walking creatively from artists involved with the Walking Artists Network and beyond. Sam spoke with Clare and Claire to learn more about radical walking.

12th August 2020

The American Adrenaline Narrative: the most powerful adventure narrative in the world?

There is no single understanding of adventure, and it is important to acknowledge that how we think about adventure is influenced by cultural and economic contexts. Academic Kristin Jacobson has just written a book about probably the most powerful cultural construction of adventure: what she calls The American Adrenaline Narrative. Our Editor Sam asked her about her book and the significance of this narrative over email.

Authors

Sam Firman

Sam Firman

A freelance writer exploring the links between adventure, travel and social progress with a background in social innovation. Recently moved from London to Vancouver for access to the mountains.

Rosie Riley

Rosie Riley

Co-Founder/Director of Adventure Uncovered, writer and dedicated North Sea surfer who settles for cycling, running and outdoor swimming when in London. Advocate and promoter of sustainability and clean technology in the UK corporate sector and developing countries.

Bryony Benge-Abbott

Bryony Benge-Abbott

Bryony Benge-Abbott is a visual artist, curator and designer who founded Bryony&Bloom in 2013. Bryony’s creative practice has been shaped by 12 years’ experience curating, designing and producing exhibitions for world-leading museums and research institutes. When painting, Bryony searches for what lies behind and beneath each subject. She grounds her work in ecological and botanical research, referencing tangible and intangible heritage, and works spatially to create immersive narratives. Her paintings fuse myth, memory and maps, playing with colour, pattern and scale to offer fresh perspectives on human connections to one another and the environment, in terms of both space and time.

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