Simon King is a walking artist with a socially engaged practice who teaches at the Royal College of Art and Central Saint Martins in London. Co-founder with Jaspar Joseph-Lester of the cross-disciplinary project ‘Walkative’ at the RCA in 2013, he has worked collaboratively since 2017 with the artist Corinne Noble to create group walks that have an overarching theme or narrative and a distinctive methodology: the use of literal and metaphorical correspondence through ephemera i.e. antique postcards, found maps, archive photographs, fragments of text, as well as personal recollection and speculation, to prompt engagement and interaction with participant walkers.
Simon is a practice PGR PhD candidate at Birkbeck College (supervised by Professor Esther Leslie), whose research investigates the infrastructures of creative and critical practice in relation to walking, dialogue and social engagement.
Florence, Italy – November 2022