Published: 21 August 2023
Saturday 23 September 2023
This September, artist Iman Tajik will stage Bordered Miles, a day-long group walk from the University of Glasgow to Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre south of the city. An extension of Iman Tajik’s ongoing interest in the concept of the border, the walk invites participants to pay close attention to the movement of bodies as a fundamental right, and to think about the political and social systems that prevent people from being able to exercise that right.
Starting on the University of Glasgow campus, participants will walk from the West End of Glasgow to the outskirts of the city, passing through industrial estates and the Scottish countryside. It concludes as participants arrive at the Immigration Removal Centre to raise and fly a flag made by Tajik out of an emergency safety blanket as a symbol of reclaiming that political space.
Join friends and colleagues for the day-long group walk in solidarity with those who have crossed and tried to cross borders on a journey to a better life.
First published: 21 August 2023