Designed with Utopian principals in mind, Milton Keynes is the only place in the UK built on a complete grid road system. Shaped by a complex set of avenues, dual carriageways, roundabouts and subways, the grid allows the rapid movement of cars throughout the city. The grid is comprised of 11 roads running from north to south, and 10 running from east to west.
Paul Walsh walked in a clockwise direction around the periphery of the Milton Keynes grid using an A-Z map, a distance of approximately 30 miles. His primary objective was to see if the pedestrian infrastructure of the city allowed him to make it all of the way around a car focused environment, but he was also curious to discover the places that exist at the edge of the grid. The performative act of completing the walk was his principal concern. He made photographs to document the way, and to consider how cars have altered and become an integral part of the modern landscape.