Rajzefiber Biro / RFB

nanotouristic agency

A nanotourist agency Rajzefiber Biro was strategically established in an abandoned shop within the old city centre.Collectively self-renovated project space operates as a multipurpose place for exchange, performance, education and production. It provides and produces co-creative memorabilia ART-FACTS, made by most special local artists and craftsmen, redefining the souvenirs. It is a melting pot, a platform that constantly researches and follows the needs of co-creators of touristic/cultural/artistic activities. It avoids formality and provides collects endless all-sensual local experience of Maribor.

Model

Model title
nanotouristic agency
Model description

RAJZEFIBER BIRO provides and cocreates performative, educational, all-sensual guided tours, usual and unusual in the city and out of it. It is an alternative, creative research platform in the field of tourism. It invites visitors to cooperate and cocreate, to exchange experience and knowledge. Rajzefiber biro also provides and produces untypical memorabilia and souvenirs, made by most special local artists and craftsmen.

Location
MARIBOR / SLO
For whom is it?
Nanotourists
a/ initiator
HIŠA! društvo za ljudi in prostore / Living Courtyards Initiative
b/ provider
HIŠA!
Start
2014
Type of duration
Permanent - ongoing

Characteristics

Critical
2
Critique to the impersonalized und uncreative mass tourism
Social
4
Engaging locals in developing small economies and thus solving social problems
Participatory
4
The visitor isn’t regarded as a common consumer, but is invited to co-create
Responsible
3
Toward the local cultural environment, local community, visitors
Bottom up
3
It is the locals and visitors that make it happen and they create “the institution”
Inventive
3
Constant research of touristic/cultural/artistic possibilities
Site-specific
4
It was constituted as a reaction toward many problems that Maribor is facing
Educative
3
RFB platform encourages the growth of the creative sector (artists, designers...)
Local
4
It focuses on discovering untypical location in the city, it engages local people

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