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The Long Walk

Susan Robb

King County Regional Trails System

A 45-mile hike across King County reveals a geographic and social metamorphosis.

Susan Robb. The Long Walk (Sandpoint), 2012. Regional Trails System, King County, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Eli Brownell

From city to suburb, farmland to forest, King County features an array of landscapes connected by the Regional Trails System. Each summer, between 2010 and 2012, a group of 40-plus community members explored more than 45 miles of the county’s trails in The Long Walk. Led by artist Susan Robb, and initially envisioned by Robb and Stokely Towles as part of the 2010 Trails Project, this time-based, “open source,” and participatory project turned a quick bus ride into a four-day pedestrian adventure.
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Susan Robb. The Long Walk (Survival Guide), 2012. Regional Trails System, King County, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Susan Robb
Image 4: Susan Robb. The Long Walk (DK Pan and NKO, Time is Memory), 2011. Regional Trails System, King County, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Eli Brownell
Susan Robb. The Long Walk (Oxbow Organic Farm), 2012. Regional Trails System, King County, WA. King County Public Art Collection. Photo: Eli Brownell

Media

Susan Robb + Rodrigo Valenzuela. The Long Walk: Are You Doin’ Some Stuff, A Journey Into The Slow Movement Movement, 2012. Digital video. Regional Trails System, King County, WA. King County Public Art Collection

Susan Robb. The Long Walk, 2010-2012. Digital audio. Regional Trails System, King County, WA. King County Public Art Collection