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Romantic Bristol app to be featured in Walking Event

10 April 2017

Romantic Bristol app at Bristol Walk Fest

An app developed as part of Worldwide Universities Network and Institute for Advanced Studies research is to be featured in the city's annual walking festival, Bristol Walk Fest 2017. The festival plays host to 150 events and happenings from April onwards, with a launch event at College Green on 27 April from 1100. Bristol Walk Fest 2017 is coordinated by Bristol City Council with support from Bristol Ramblers, Living Streets, Walk for Health Bristol and in association with the University of Bristol.

The Romantic Bristol: Writing the City app, developed by a team at the University of Bristol including Professor Ralph Pite (who led the WUN RDF project Pedestrian Pathways in the Health City), combines the city’s Romantic period history with present-day responses to that cultural heritage. It will enable users to explore the city of Bristol on foot, discovering its history in the present, and seeing the present through the lens of the past.  The app will also be a source of research data to explore the ways in which walking through a city is altered, enhanced, encouraged and deliberately or subliminally directed by representations of its history; it will supply data about users’ pathways through the environment, their choices, preferences and explorations. 

Click here to download the Apple version of the app.
Click here to download the Android version of the app.


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