Two Walks From West to East (2014) is a commission by Tom Keeley as part of the LUCIDE conference The Future of the Multilingual City at the London School of Economics and Political Science. The project seeks to offer a visual interpretation of the material established in the LUCIDE London research report (2014) as a means to offer new and alternate ways of exploring multilingual citizenship in London.
The two walks are routed from west to east, aligning the route to the flows and eddies of language in London parallel to the course of the Thames. The experiential map attempts to chart a new London vernacular, both in terms of dialect and architecture. One documenting where the layers of language overheard in the city become part of its physical fabric. This study is by no means comprehensive or exhaustive. It represents a certain route on certain days at a certain time.