Micro Travel Agency
Image copyright: Kaisu Kuusela
Tampere Architecture Week, Tampere, Finland 2009
A temporary travel agency of which guides - artists and architects - provided free and hilariously small travels in the city dwellers´ every day environment, hoping to provide new and fresh views to it.
One of the travels I offered as a Micro Travel Agency´s guide was a walk throught the main street of Tampere City. After the walk a song with lyrics based on the observations of the journey was composed together with the customer. In the end of the travel agency´s existence I invited all the participants of the walks to listen all the songs made, that I performed as a street musician by the main street. Also, all the sheet music - varying from wheelchair traveller´s perspective to observations bordering racism via immigrants´ ode to the beauty of the city - was published later under Copyleft lisense and spread as free copies to possibly inspire street musicians.
Micro Travel Agency guides were:
Architects Kaisu Kuusela and Elina Alatalo
Artists Cédric Anglaret and Mikko Lipiäinen
An example of the sheet music: city seen from the wheelchair by Helinä. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License