A to B in MK (2018) is an artists' book that documents 12 journeys on the Milton Keynes Redways that happened on the shared pedestrian and cycling network in Milton Keynes between 17th – 29th July, 2018. A to B in MK took the form of a number of collective walks and cycle rides; emotionally plotting segments of this network of paths, cycle lanes, trees, bushes and bridges.
During the last two weeks of July I accompanied residents and visitors on their daily journeys to and from work and joined organised walks and bike rides; each trip was written as a story and published as a Redway guide. It is hoped that A to B in MK will contribute to discussion about the potential for the Redways to become a sustainable alternative to the road grid in Milton Keynes, one that brings the margins into the centre and connects residents, plants, places, insects and animals.
The publication included a job application, written by the Redways to Milton Keynes Council and Highways for a role in the future of Milton Keynes.
Related works: A to B in MK is the sister project to MKVH (Milton Keynes Vertical Horizontal), a work from 2006, in which a bus was driven around the road grid of Milton Keynes until it ran out of diesel. A to B in MK was launched on the 15th September 2018 at the Festival of Curves, Slopes and Detours.
A to B in MK is a continuation of my interest in sustainable public transport and completes my work on the Milton Keynes grid. It was commissioned by Tracing the Pathway for their project Groundwork, a cross-arts platform and research project about Milton Keynes.