Dictionary of the Thames is an interactive walk for the River Thames. I wanted to inspire people to walk by the Thames and engage with it in a way they probably haven’t done before. I wanted people to think about the history embedded in the water, the forgotten treasures which languish on the riverbed. The River holds so much history within it and I wanted to find a way of bringing people to the shores, and using the water to create something which is as unique to them, as the river is to London.
The kit contains six letterpress postcards with dictionary definitions on the front and a set of directions to follow on the reverse. There is also a concertina fold map and a stamp, some glass vials and cyanotype paper with instructions. If the project proves popular, I am considering creating these to either sell, or to perhaps collaborate with a cultural institution – or maybe I can do both..!