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Evie is a graphic designer and sign painter currently pursuing creative opportunities in the from of internships, junior design roles and freelance projects.
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Excuse Me

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.

So I asked a bunch of strangers for directions, and recorded the results. As a response I made these maps which compare the directions from human beings, to that of google maps. 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 inaccurate, 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.

  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.

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.

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