In the introductory post dedicated to Sidewalk Safari ©, I illustrated three safari styles that represent the attitude and mood to be adopted during your excursion. One is the modern more relaxed and reflective, the postmodern which is most interactive and often playful, and finally the contemporary, which is more libertarian one.
The Sidewalk Safari © is an excursion planned according to your interests and needs, to practice one you must first determine the style of the experience, and then be guided in choosing one or more creative missions. Let’s see what they are:
The creative mission is what transforms a normal city walk into a Sidewalk Safari ©. These are activities designed to relate with the environment. Below, in short, an overview of ideas that you can tackle individually or in multiple combinations.
Among the most versatile ideas, it is suitable for all types of Sidewalk Safari ©. During the itinerary, photos are collected according to a predetermined challenge.
The classic outdoor game in which certain places, monuments or objects must be found.
It is a technological (and more intriguing) evolution of the treasure hunt.
A path faced with Psychogeography.
It is a journey where specific points are mapped, or where a path is taken following a chosen mission.
This is a safari where the path is based on chance where directions or missions are randomly selected.
Path with notebook in which you draw (or for those who are not capable of it, in which you collect images with words).
An itinerary in which creative actions are practiced following the Guerrilla art movement.
A safari in search of sighting of Street Art works.
Each creative mission has various options that you can decide according to the city you will visit and the time available.
Once the mission (or more) have been identified, it’s time to organize your safari. Each of them has its own personal preparation.
In the case of the photo safari, with which photo camera will you face the excursion (analog, digital, instant, smartphone, Lomographic or disposable?) What will be the shots you want to “collect”?
What art works or messages do you want to plant around the city? Do you need to prepare them?
If you are going for a Geocatching, have you downloaded the app? Do you have a pencil?
Dedicating yourself to the preparation for a Sidewalk Safari © is an important part of the adventure itself, and it facilitates you in the last step in determining the route.
Your feedback is very important! Let me know how your missions went or if some of them need more insights …
See you in the comments ✨!
⚡️Let’s go and do interesting things!⚡️