Cycling through Dark Space: Apprehending Landscape Otherwise

By investigating the experience of night-cycling, this paper redresses the overwhelming focus in mobility studies on the apprehension of landscape by daylight. Drawing on one of the author's cycling diary of regular night rides through rural Bedfordshire, the authors explore the distinctive ways in which dark landscape is experienced. The authors discuss various effects: the shaping of perception by the beam of the head torch; an ongoing attunement to differing levels of light and dark; the affordances of the cycle and other equipment; enhanced awareness of the vital rhythms of landscape; and imaginaries stimulated by passage through darkness. The authors, thereby, aim to contribute to revaluing darkness.


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  • Accession Number: 01631034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 28 2017 5:09PM