"Guide By A Stranger"

Morelia, Mexico, May 2005



In May 2005 I was invited to take part in "Identitades", a 3 week international residency, held in Morelia, Mexico. During the course of my stay I made "Guide by a stranger" a tour of the city as it appeared to me- the outsider. Morelia is a World Heritage site, and as a result of this very orientated towards tourism. Over the course of the project I wondered around the city talking to Morelia residents about what the city meant to them and what they considered to be the 'real' Morelia. During this process I constructed maps and an audio soundscape to the conversations. The responses were shown as a "Tourist Information Board".

Project © Jennie Savage 2005