About this Publication
This publication provides an insight into the process the two Accidental Tourist Guide projects. The first “Accidental Tourist Guide 2016” (ATG 2016) project lasted from autumn 2015 to spring 2016, the second “Accidental Tourist Guide 2017” (ATG 2017) project from autumn 2016 to summer 2017.
This publication shows the strengths and weaknesses of the projects’ settings, strategies, methods, outcomes, and reflections, and thus should also facilitates discussions of further concepts.
The publication also addresses some of the difficulties of cooperation that can arise when a project is carried out under the same conditions and with equal participation together with different universities from different cultures.
Text and picture material was arranged and edited by lecturers Andreas Kohli (Zurich University of the Arts) and Emilio Paroni (Zurich University of the Arts).
Co-speakers Siu King Chung (Hong Kong Polytechnical University), Albert Tsang (Hong Kong Polytechnical University),
Minna Suoniemi (Aalto University), Justin Wong (Hong Kong Baptist University), and Patrick Müller (former head of Connecting Spaces Hong Kong – Zurich) contributed additional texts and support.
The majority of the publication reflects the students’ original experiences. Students’ texts have been only slightly edited.
Additional texts are based on our project and action research diaries, on interviews with the project participants, and on questionnaires and chat protocols. The aim is to show different and intimate views of the project, and to provide the opportunity for critical analysis. The publication is accompanied by two internal workbooks from ATG 2016 and 2017 respectively, containing detailed diaries by participating students. This publication is also supplemented by numerous videos available online: https://medienarchiv.zhdk.ch/sets/accidental_touri….