- About Ali
Ali is currently working on Silk River, a project linking UK and India which is part of the British Council’s UK/India Year of Culture.
Ali is a member of the LDWA (Long Distance Walking Association) and is based in London but leads walks all over the UK, her passion for walking has led her to devise participatory and creative walks which are aimed at connecting people from different backgrounds and generating dialogue between them to create inspirational, new work.
Ali’s first major walking-meet-art project and exhibition Walking Wiltshire’s White Horses took place at the Wiltshire Museum in 2013 alongside British digital artist Richard White.
Ali and Richard continue to collaborate on walking projects and formed ‘Now We Are Walking’ – a Facebook based portfolio to represent their collaborative walking projects. Their projects in 2014 have included the Isle of Wight Carnival Trail, part of the Isle Of Wight Walking Festival and ‘Walking With Newton’, retracing Isaac Newton’s famous footsteps around the landscape of Grantham, in Lincolnshire as part of the Gravity Fields Festival.
Over the next few years, Ali is looking to establish a pioneering model that brings together arts and health to create happier communities. Kinetika’s recent move to High House Production Park in Thurrock has led to Ali developing new partnerships that focus on creating projects that will contribute to the regeneration of the borough.
In 2015, she worked on two major projects in the area that will combine her passion for walking, creativity and community engagement: Thurrock 100 commissioned by Thurrock Council’s Public Health team, and the River Crouch Celebrations with artist Richard White.
Follow Ali’s latest walking project on her blog here.