THE TEMPORARY TRAVEL OFFICE

A quasi-fictional tourist agency investigating the critical potential of tourism

The Temporary Travel Office produces a variety of tourism-related services; the mission is to investigate the potential of tourism as a critical activity, i.e. one able to generate imaginative and analytical perspectives on our surroundings; towards these ends, The Temporary Travel Office produces guided, and self-guided tours as well as research documents and proposals for rethinking our cities.

Model

Model title
A quasi-fictional tourist agency investigating the critical potential of tourism
Location
Cleveland, Chicago, Pasadena City College, Hollywood, Brooklyn
For whom is it?
People interested
a/ initiator
Ryan Griffis
b/ provider
Temporary travel office
Type of duration
Tour with variable duration

Characteristics

Critical
4
To make aware people about the places they pass through every day
Social
3
Involving local people
Participatory
3
Being part of the investigation and crytical analyses
Responsible
4
Enquiring and reflecting on own cities with the glance and curiosity of a tourist
Bottom up
4
Conceived by Ryan Griffis
Inventive
4
Taking on solicited, and unsolicited, projects that re-imagine the spaces of tourism
Site-specific
4
Each tour is connected to a specific topic linked to a concrete part of the city
Educative
3
Reconsidering our territories
Local
4
Directly connected to the local surrounding

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