Curiocity began as a series of folded maps that chart London in unexpected ways and suggest lively and unorthodox journeys around the city. With the release of each lettered instalment, we’ve been gradually building an alternative A to Z. So far this has included a star chart of London, a map of the city as a dissected body and a map of London fictions.
Curiocity was devised on a walk through Oxleas Woods in South London. We made two issues by hand with friends, producing 100 copies of each, before launching officially in September 2011. Four years, six issues, and 15,000 copies later, we are now creating a full A to Z of London for Particular Books, an imprint of Penguin. We’re working with 14 brilliant artists to create 26 surprising maps of the city. The book will be published in Spring 2016.
We are currently crowd-sourcing material for the book: tweet us your favourite unusual experiences and stories from anywhere in London. @CURIOCITYMag We’ll credit every twitter name that sends us a suggestion we use!
Curiocity is fuelled by a passion for exploring the capital and sharing its journeys and stories. Many adventurers and London lovers have featured within the folds, including Mark Mason (Walk the Lines), Robert MacFarlane (The Old Ways), Merlin Coverley (The Art of Wandering) and John Rogers (This Other London).