On January 18th, with the help of some friends, I installed 27 signs at 3 different intersections around downtown Raleigh. These signs are very basic, stating in plain text “how many minute walk it is to a local destination”. Accompanying the text is an arrow, QR code, color boarder and website. The signs have remained up for the last couple weeks without much fuss or interest… until today when the project was featured on the front page of The Atlantic Cities, an online civic-minded blog and publication that is part of The Atlantic’s online collection of sites. Thanks to a local Raleigh resident’s comments on a previous article about the signs, Atlantic Cities writer, Emily Badger featured the coined “Guerrilla Wayfinding” project as the main story today. Needless to say, the project has struck a nerve and emails/phone calls have been in abundance today. Check out the article below.
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