Excuse me is a project about asking strangers for directions. At a time when two thirds of the UK own a smartphone the convenience of apps such as Google maps makes getting from A to B reliable and easy, but what about when signal is lost? Then we must revert to the old fashioned alternative of asking a real life human being for directions.
Asking a stranger for directions is a vulnerable act and it poses a challenge to this unfortunate passerby; to tap into their mental map and relay the required information in a comprehensive way. Be it informal and even innacurate, this approach can give us a more colourful description of place that we, as real life human beings too, can better understand. So the next time you find yourself lost, all you have to say is; Excuse me.