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Book Chapter

Started Jun 2, 2016 0 Replies

A new book about Deep Mapping includes an article written by Laura Bissell and David Overend, ‘Regular Routes: Deep Mapping a Performative Counterpractice for the Daily Commute’. Download the PDF…Continue

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Started Oct 27, 2015 0 Replies

Two new Making Routes articles recently:Bissell, L. and Overend, D. (2015) Regular Routes: Deep Mapping a Performative Counterpractice…Continue

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Started Dec 17, 2014 0 Replies

Two new Making Routes articles published this month...…Continue

New article

Started Dec 13, 2013 0 Replies

My new article, 'World Wide Wandering: e-drifting in Paris and London', is published in the first issue of Scottish Journal of Performance this week: …Continue

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The Elephant in the Hedge

Posted on February 9, 2017 at 17:00 0 Comments

9 February 2017

I have been spending a lot of time on my own recently, taking a regular journey by air between my home in Glasgow and my workplace in Surrey. This hasn’t been entirely unpleasant. Suspended miles above the landscape, or responding…


David Overend Walks Route 77

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 23:30 0 Comments

Walking Route 77

March 2014 …


Imagining Travel

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 19:37 0 Comments

Paper presented at Into the New Symposium, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the Arches, Glasgow, January 2014

My journey begins with what Laura Watts (2008) calls ‘imagined desire’ - a vision of flying across the Atlantic Ocean, exploring a new city in temperatures down to the minus 20s. I am travelling as co-director of Bullet Catch by Rob Drummond; a touring theatre show produced by the Arches. Together with Rob and our…


São Paulo, June 2013

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 9:49 0 Comments


After a particularly uncomfortable and severely delayed two-day journey from Charleston to São Paulo, we slump down with a beer in a hotel bar and attempt to wind down. This is the reality of touring theatre – far from home, exhausted and disoriented, desperate for a drink. We have…


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