Way-losing is a form of tour that explores what it means to lose your way. Some people have a special talent for getting lost, others have a compass-like sense of direction. Rather than viewing being lost negatively, this tour considers it as a unique state in which places, people and objects all appear detached from their familiar matrix.

The tour is guided by the ideas and poetics of losing one’s way while at the same time following an indeterminate route through the city. A variety of techniques are used to take the group off the beaten path and this can, for example, initiate discussion about how it is to be lost and what it is to be located.

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A Way-Losing tour creates a genuinely new experience of the city, something that can be a very rare thing for people who have lived in the same city for a long time. It is also a social experience in which friends and strangers come together to discuss and participate in the shared experience of getting progressively more and more lost.

On a Way-Losing tour the group also become storytellers creating their own story of the city. We focus in upon the feelings and histories of places and look at how a journey can tell a story, or sometimes even, take the form of a poem in space.

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If you are interested in booking a tour take a look at the Way-Losing.pdf brochure.