Format Tours

City Lublin, Poland

Lublin – Imagine you visit a foreign city, where you have a friend to guide around. You experience the city threw his eyes and by this fact you are able to get to know him better. Stroller gives a chance to get to know the city from intimate, subjective perspectives. Explore un-obvious corners, private spaces and buildings with limited acces. For example you experience institutions or restaurants from its back staircases, zones that are not meant for regular tourists.

Tours visiting Lublin are still concentrated in historical center, although contemporary livability of the town is more reflected on residential areas, situated on the districts built in the 70. Despite well-developed infrastructure serving everyday needs on the districts, habitants are still used to associate cultural activities with the city center. With the first Stroller Project we wanted to perform capacity of the local neighborhoods, where actual inhabitants could be a guides and entrepreneurs of their very immediate environment. We started offering thematic walks on Kalinowszczyzna district. Then idea spread around entire city.

Uncovering hidden potentials of the residencial districs, their inhabitants, activists and designers.

Development of alternative city touring, guided by inhabitants themselves and specialized experts.

Mobilization Searching for people and stories

It is possible to invite specific people to the project or make an open call. We make a meeting with potential guides to discuss their ideas.

Production Preparing the story - workshops

We try to shape the stories into guided walks during workshop sessions. We come from individual competences and interests of the guides, work on mapping crutial tour-poins, tracing tracs and storytelling. Then we conduct working walks.

People Power Working check-walk

We make a “working walk”, it means that we go on tour with the guide who tells us the story, we stop at major points and we count the time. We take pictures that we use for promotion and a “guide book”. Ask additional questions and clarify confusing matters.

Communication Preparing maps, descriptions, leaflets

Together we prepare maps first on Google maps either existing simplified drawings, we mark major points of the tours, we create the general description, prepare a bio of the guides, create special leaflets for each walk. We prepare the materials for promotion, we translate into foreign languages.

Communication Communication

We create communication platform; sub -web page or application that delivers overall information about all set of tours, accessible within our offer. We also put additional information/ specification of the walks; if there would be I-pads or mobiles required, if there will be audio material, accessible on the headphones, if participants should be prepared to change clothes, whether the walks are suitable for people on wheelchairs, if we can encourage participants to take their kids, pets, or bikes either skateboards.

Official / Legal Implementation

The tours are ready for participants!