InspiralLondon is coordinated by InspiralLondon CIC, an original idea conceived by counterproductions in 2013. Since October 2016 the Metropolitan Trail has been promoted and managed inclusively by the Community Interest Company.
Inspiral is an ambitious artist-led project, that extends the potential of walking as art, working to create; then embed across London a novel metropolitan trail spiraling out from a centre to begin and end at Gravesend. Engaging communities along the 300-mile path, it encourages the public to experience the city as a vast artspace: to re-imagine the built environment; creating accessible and pleasurable ways to delve into underexplored parts of the metropole; connecting places, people and space. The project forms a distinctive frame for curated walks, workshops, performances, talks, festivals, publications, and site-specific art.
The objects of InspiralLondon CIC are to carry on artistic activities which benefit the community and in particular to produce and promote creative, arts-related culture that compliments InspiralLondon: as a metropolitan trail, as a member and community company, through designing, maintaining and producing quality artistic activity for InspiralLondon Trail and any other related cultural activities, including heritage and education.
Dr Charlie Fox – Founder and Artistic Director counterproductions
Steering Group – advisory to Directors:
Paul-Hervé Lavessière, Geographer and Urban Cartographer, Co-Director MT
Richard Sobey FRSA Co-Founder/Director at Delve Associates & Designer of Tactical Placemaking Initiatives.
Sarah Spanton, artist, consultant and Director Waymarking, Co-Founder Delve
Clare Qualmann, artist and Director WAN (Walking Artist Network)
Dr Cecilia Wee, Artsadmin Head of Artists’ Advisory Services
InspiralLondon CIC is a Community Interest Company – Limited by Guarantee.