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Free Thinking: The Arts of Running

New Generation Thinkers Shahidha Bari and Laurence Scott discuss aesthetic and holistic aspects of Running with four converts from the worlds of arts and academia.

We've been runnning for two million years give or take. Shahidha Bari and Laurence Scott explore contemporary running as solitary inspiration and communal activity with the Geographer and 1999 Scottish Hill Running Champion, Hayden Lorimer, the artists Kai Syng Tan and Angus Farquhar, and the literary scholar and bare-foot artiste, Vybarr Cregan-Reid. Conversation ranges from feeling empowered on city streets to teaming up with the wind to the horrid history of the treadmill and explore whether Running deserves better representation in the arts.

Presenters: Shahidha Bari
Laurence Scott

Guests: Vybarr Cregan-Reid – author of Footnotes How Running Makes Us Human
Angus Farquhar, Creative Director of NVA Public Art, author of a blog 'The Grim Runner'
Hayden Lorimer Running Geographer
Kai Syng Tan, Artist and curator of a biennial festival Run Run Run

Producer: Jacqueline Smith

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43 minutes