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Andrew has worked with students and other practitioners in the UK, France, Japan, Germany, Hungary and Norway
He has also led numerous workshops, including some of the following exercises:

Role play
Experience the city through a variety of lenses, including Situationist, interventionist, urban archaeologist, anthropologist, tourist, naturalist, thief, instore detective, homeless person, policeman, entertainer, market researcher, salesperson and report back on your findings. For example as an ornithologist you might note and photograph/identify and count all birds, making use of a guidebook to help identify them

Surveillance
Form 2 groups
Each plots a route from a start point to the train station and back again, returning a different way, avoiding CCTV cameras throughout, both the static variety and those with a live operator

Tour guide
Research and write a script as a tour guide, then lead others through it
Superimpose maps from various cities
Identify locations considering power (ie. political, commercial) and re-name them
Turn to face away from actual places of interest
Explore along the edges of a printed city centre map

Further suggestions
Overlay or draw a shape upon a map and walk the route as accurately as you feel able to
Consider a pretext for approaching strangers, then go out and engage them in conversation
Ask fake directions from passers by
Walk in the way you usually walk and get others to watch and feedback to you
Consider what makes an attractive walk – what are the criteria?
Modify your own pavement behaviour ie avoid eye contact or communication with anyone else.
Walk in a straight line towards a distant objective
Alternatively defer to everyone, giving them a wide berth
Switch between this mode and assertiveness, see if you can avoid moving for anyone
At a crossroads set out across other's paths
Prepare 'a face' before going out and presenting it in public
Remove sight and in pairs, one leading the other, walk a varied route, alternating periodically
Experience how it feels to sit alone on a pavement with a cardboard sign
Create negative social space by occupying it ie. taking photographs of one another
Pick a colour, any colour, and follow people wearing clothing of that colour.
Follow people, re-tracing their steps and actions
Walk through a city making eye contact with those you pass
Conduct a survey of behaviour in public spaces
Play solitary games according to rules that no-one else knows ie a walking race, anticipating the exact spot where the doors will open when a train pulls in

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