For years, people tended to travel to the centers of large cities, which provided a certain amount of prestige. Today we can see a clear escape of people from the centers of large cities directly to the outskirts, to the periphery. But, how do we find, name and give attractiveness to the outskirts of cities? Where to draw inspiration for offbeat journeys away from those promoted by all guidebooks, away from the “mainstream”?
The #DiOtherCity project aims to create an open opportunity to experience this type of travel by designing a learning program for professionals from the cultural and creative industries and locals who will design and conduct unusual urban tours using digital tools.
So, let’s join us and learn more about two unique tours developed by Darek Bieniek.
Silesia has been undergoing a profound transformation in recent years. Heavy industry is disappearing, business is emerging and with it office buildings. Take a tour of Katowice to see them spring up like mushrooms after the rain. Inspired by the #DiOtherCity project – we invite you to visit the capital of Upper Silesia on the trail of Katowice’s office buildings.
When taking the tour, it is best to do so by bicycle, as the route is about 10 km around and through the center, and walkers can limit the tour to the center and there you can see most of the buildings.
One of the stops of the tour.
Author/photos: Darek Bieniek.