Emmie Alderson is a theatre maker based in the Peak District whose work is rooted in the approaches of walking, writing and theatre/archaeology. She investigate places to unearth the traces of events embedded in landscapes, reassembling them into poetical experiences for audience members. At the core of her performance work is an interest in exploring female history, representation and paying homage to women from both the past and the present
Currently Emmie is undertaking a practice as research PhD at The University of Salford entitled The Pilgrimage Project which explores the creative potential of pilgrimage as performance and as a performance-making approach. W
Recently she has co-organised a research symposium at the University of Salford entitled ‘Wild Wanders & Creative Cultivations’ with Dr Alison Matthews & Dr Joanne Scott. The symposium explores the intersections between creative practices walking arts, ecology and urban wildlife.
Recently Emmie was a research assistant on Dr Joanne Scott's project Wilding the Smart City a practice as research project that aims to explore the capacity of creative digital practices to highlight and reveal elements of wildness in city landscapes, particularly nonhuman processes at play in smart city infrastructures and wild urban nature. Wilding the Smart City takes the form of two geo-located sound walks in central Manchester. Previously Emmie was a researcher and script editor on Ryan O'Shea's audio project 11 Minutes (Bristol Time) an Arts Council England & BBC audio commission which explored the history of Bristols Exchange Clock.