In 2013, Jaspar Joseph-Lester and Simon King co-founded The Walkative Project. Through participant and guest-led walks, written and visual documentation, the project explores how walking can trigger processes of thinking, researching, collaborating and making.
In 2017, the book Walking Cities: London was published by Camberwell Press and launched at the Showroom, London. Joseph-Lester and King were also involved in guest editing Parallel Urbanisms: London-Los Angeles for the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice, published in May 2018. In July 2018, The Whitechapel Gallery hosted their walk Parallel Urbanisms: Los Angeles in Whitechapel within the Nocturnal Creatures series.
Emerging from the project in 2015, The Walkative Society is a Royal College of Art student-led society emphasising walking as a means of discovery and a place for dialogue and exchange. Each year the society is led by two presidents from the student body.