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A.E. Souzis

Architextour

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.

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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.

Date

October 11 – October 20

Time • Duration • Location

Throughout the festival, at various sites along 14th Street between Third and Eighth Avenues. To begin the tour (at any time throughout the duration of the festival), head to the northeast corner of 14th Street and Eighth Avenue. Text the word START to 917-746-5999 for further instructions.

Special artist-led tours will be held on Saturdays, October 12 & 19, and Sundays, October 13 & 20, from 2-3pm. Meet at the northeast corner of 14th Street and Eighth Avenue at 2pm. (Please be sure to bring a cellphone with text message capability).

Additional Info

The tours on October 12-13 are in collaboration with OHNY (openhousenewyork).