Walk With Words is an interactive walking route connecting Colchester City Centre, the University of Essex and Greenstead. The journey is organised around 16 posts, all named by their What3words geocode with specific pause points on the route that invite you to access digital content using your smartphone.

The evolving collection of local stories, memories and histories encourages mindful observation of place - inviting you to pause, listen, watch, read, and reflect. As the project grows, the experience of exploring the landscape changes. Each year we will invite contributions of new work on an annual theme that encourage an appreciation of Colchester through a different lens. We encourage you to take part by sharing your own experience of the city.

Walk With Words is a self-guided exploration of Colchester with no beginning, middle or end.

Walk With Words was commissioned by Colchester City Council and The University of Essex, conceived by Dallas–Pierce–Quintero and is managed by Colchester Institute’s S312.

Themes, present and past:
2024 – Memories

‘Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it'

Mary Oliver