Imagine the longest possible straight line across the landscapes of mainland Britain. From the south coast of England to the north-west of Scotland. It traverses and connects an incredible diversity of places and landscapes… fields, farms and housing estates, shopping centres, roads and railways, schools, factories and mountain-tops.
Now imagine that line planted with trees. A linear forest with its own life rhythms, ecologies, and will to growth. This is The Common Line. You can view it on Open Street Maps here.
By planting trees along its entire length, The Common Line will enable the kinds of connections that can only be generated by joint endeavour and shared concern. We will also inspire different kinds of relations and provocations through the shared imaginaries of digital experience – see that tree line up close and interact with it – hear its hidden voices and entanglements – become immersed in the politics of its places as you walk along or across it… by yourself or with others.
Anyone can become part of The Common Line. Find out more about how to join us…