The Lichen Walk project aims to raise awareness of the presence and importance of lichens in the formation of the urban ecosystem and their impact on our perception of the world. If we observe them carefully, lichens can allow us to step back from our everyday life and transport us to another world.
Lichen Walk introduces the inhabitants or visitors to Edinburgh to the presence of lichens in the urban ecosystem. It invites participants to discover another facet of the city and to observe their surrounding environment. Cities are often seen as environments created for and by humans, however, other living beings colonise the surfaces and interstices of the city, creating hidden wildness. On this walk, you’ll be able to observe these spontaneous movements of life by learning about lichens in the city.
This resource is the result of a collaborative project between the University of Edinburgh and Lucie Pestiaux, within the framework of the course Creating Edinburgh: The Interdisciplinary City.
Access the project resources here: Lichen Walk
Lichen Walk is licensed Lucie Pestiaux, University of Edinburgh, CC BY-SA 4.0.
Header image by Lucie Pestiaux, University of Edinburgh, CC BY-SA 4.0.