Independent Dance presents a series of public lunchtime talks and walks inviting an awareness of, and a response to the wildness and elemental in the city. Curated by ID with dance artist Rosemary Lee, the four experts will share their particular passion for the urban wild and help us to perceive what we often pass unnoticed, take for granted or literally cannot see.
An exploration of the hidden rocks that the Elephant and Castle area is built on and of, giving us a both a micro and macro viewpoint.
The walk will reveal the history of the kerbstone or found fossil and of the land we stand on, thus extending our notions of time and place, and awakening our awareness of the shaping of the urban landscape, the variety of rocks around us and how they got there.
Geologist Dr Eric Robinsontaught at University College London from 1953 to 2000 in the department of Earth Sciences. An expert on urban geology, Dr Robinson has written two books of illustrated geological walks in London, leads urban walks both inside and outside buildings, and previously ran through north London as president of the Highgate Harriers. He has advised on many TV programs and is passionate about revealing and discovering the varied rocks and fossils within the urban and communicating the history of what we stand on and walk past daily to the non geologist.