Psychogeography: The art of navigating the (boring) area around your office – there is whole philosophy around it:
Psychogeography is an approach to geography that emphasizes playfulness and “drifting” around urban environments. It has links to the Situationist International. Psychogeography was defined in 1955 by Guy Debord as “the study of the precise laws and specific effects of the geographical environment, consciously organized or not, on the emotions and behavior of individuals.” Another definition is “a whole toy box full of playful, inventive strategies for exploring cities… just about anything that takes pedestrians off their predictable paths and jolts them into a new awareness of the urban landscape.
We love this way of finding interest, beauty and inspiration in the everyday, the unexpected and the mundane, so we employed The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel and started taking psychogeographical trips around the area around our own particular office -which we thought was, as common office areas, lame and boring.
Though these experiments, our greatest discovery was, it was a surprisingly nice area, with tons of places to discover.
We have included the hypotheses so you can make the same experiments yourself.