I am pulling together all of my material from the Groundworks Landlinks walk on 22 March in Sydney’s Hyde Park.

As mentioned in a earlier post one of the tools the contributors were asked to use was an app called what3words which grids physical space into 3 metre square three word identifiers. The website says:

“what3words is a really simple way to talk about location. We have assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3 word address that will never change. For example ///filled.count.soap marks the exact entrance to what3words’ London headquarters. 3 word addresses are easy to say and share, and are as accurate as GPS coordinates. 51.520847, -0.19552100 ←→ /// filled.count.soap”

As part of Landlinks we were asked to record locations throughout our walks. What was noticeable during the walk was often the place did not match the words in any way. It was very strange but in a way unsurprising when words become a form of GPS in themselves – substituting words for numbers to determine location. But I also see these weird word groups as very poetic at the same time.

Here is my what3words list in words with images following…

  • ///hold.memo.spin
  • ///lake.puns.burst
  • ///free.frosted.game
  • ///frame.below.flag
  • ///guards.smug.voter
  • ///shades.island.dangerously
  • ///unless.riding.clocks
  • ///expose.jokes.tester
  • ///excuse.quest.spill
  • ///lend.bravo.mental
  • ///radio.dawn.cross
  • ///placed.finishing.gold
  • ///bets.counts.impact
  • ///fantastic beard.sharing
  • ///sung.edges.edges
  • ///bats.reveal.allow
  • ///ranch.trash.truck
  • ///lung.influencing.same

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