Welcome to Architextour, an innovative walking tour of NYC created and produced by A.E. Souzis!

Text message walking tour of NYC

Architextour is an interactive, self-guided walking tour that explores Manhattan’s 14th Street neighborhood through text messages as a way to reappropriate a technology of distraction and help people engage more with the physical world.

To take the tour, participants should stand on northeast corner of 14th Street and 8th Avenue and text the word START to 917-746-5999 for instructions and a map of sites. At each location along 14th Street, they will be prompted to look closely and text back a number they find there (plaque, sign, etc). If correct, they will receive texts describing the site’s history. By the tour’s end, their text message correspondence will feature a chronological and spatial record of the experience.

To learn more, visit our about page and read the tour’s instructions here!