Architextour is an interactive, self-guided walking tour that explores NYC through text messages as a way to reappropriate a technology of distraction and engage more with the physical world. Participants should text START to 917-746-5999 (on or after 10/11) for instructions and a map of sites along 14th Street. At each location, they will be prompted to look closely and text back a number they find there (plaque, sign, etc). If correct, they will receive texts describing the site’s history. By the tour’s end, their text message correspondence will feature a chronological and spatial record of the experience.
A.E. Souzis is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. Her writings and site-specific projects use storytelling and technology to uncover or reimagine public space, alternative or underground histories, and real-life networks of power. Her work has been featured in the Conflux Festival and various publications, including the anthology Traveler’s Tales: Prague.