In the summer 2009, Mediamatic Foundation in collaboration with Partizan Publik, will open its Do It Yourself Travel Agency. Mediamatic Travel will facilitate trips to the contemporary cultural scene worldwide. Contemporary Culture is produced in many places where the general audience just imagines civil war, pyramids, famine or cheese. Mediamatic Travel will connect local operators in the arts to professional visitors from abroad and peers. The goal is to enhance visibility and promote collaboration.
We use 3 main channels: a global online network, a shiny travel catalogue and an exhibition in Amsterdam, Mediamatic's home base.
Mediamatic Travel is an art project itself: utilising embedded tourism to achieve a global sensory network for creative innovation. Among our first batch of destinations are Beirut, Budapest, Naples, Buenos Aires, Doha, Kobe, Nicosia, Cairo, Erbil, Kiev, Tehran, Shanghai, Rio de Janeiro, Kabul, Praga, Nairobi, Istanbul, Dubai, Portland, Tokio and Tbilisi.
We are looking for key people around the world to work with us on this project.
If you live in a city so exciting worth showing off, there are a number of different ways in which you can participate in Mediamatic Travel. Linking into the global cultural now, with a climbing level of involvement, you could become, for instance, a friend or a a guide:
— Friends: Register to our site and use our social network tool.
— Guides: Conjure up city tours in you city, show people your work and / or the work of people you value.
The local service will have a standard format and will be provided at a standard 45 € fee. The aim is to make the service profitable for the local parties involved.
Obviously there are many more ways to collaborate and we would love to hear your input and suggestions. We want you to join the Mediamatic Travel network!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
Mediamatic Travel Team
For further information please visit travel.mediamatic.net or send an e-mail to