The Walkative Project

Walkative website screenshot
Walkative website screenshot
Walkative website screenshot

A new web­site for the Walkative Project, an RCA-adjacent group which ex­plores how walk­ing can trig­ger processes of think­ing, re­search­ing, col­lab­o­rat­ing and mak­ing through par­tic­i­pant and guest-led walks, writ­ten and vi­sual doc­u­men­ta­tion.

The pur­pose of the site is to pro­mote up­com­ing walks, events and other ac­tiv­i­ties, doc­u­ment past ac­tiv­i­ties, and record the group’s ever-chang­ing cast of con­trib­u­tors.

The main ges­ture of the de­sign is an un­du­lat­ing line that re­sponds to the fea­tured im­age of each en­try. This al­lows each archived walk to have some­thing of a unique iden­tity, and also gives a nod to the cover of the 2017 book Walking Cities: London de­signed by my friend Eilis Searson. The line is pro­ce­du­rally gen­er­ated us­ing Simplex Noise.

I used Wordpress’s built-in tag­ging fea­ture to al­low the ed­i­tors to make con­nec­tions be­tween dif­fer­ent en­tries, and in that way make the archive richer and more use­ful over time.

The site is set in URW Franklin Gothic Regular and Condensed, and Times New Roman. View the live site at the­walkative­pro­ject.org.