How to contribute to Seek Alt. Routes

Bike month has officially started and as we gear up to open Seek Alt. Routes: Recording Bicycle-Powered Experiences, we ask you, the community, to get excited and get on your bike!

As a community-driven experiment in field recording, throughout the month of May our main gallery will be used as a headquarters for abstract mapping of bicycle-powered experiences. We invite you to come map your routes, record your thoughts, pin found specimens to the wall and share with us the joy of riding the world’s best transportation device.

As a community-driven experiment in field recording, throughout the month of May our main gallery will be used as a headquarters for abstract mapping of bicycle-powered experiences. We invite you to come map your routes, record your thoughts, pin found specimens to the wall and share with us the joy of riding the world’s best transportation device.

Here is how you can contribute:

  1. Go for a ride and come back with “artifacts” or objects that you find while riding. Pin them to our “Ride Artifact” wall and record the time and date you found the object.
  2. Go for a ride and take a photo of where you are or of your bike. E-mail us (jenny@space538.org) and we will print it out in black and white and pin it to our photo bulletin board.
  3. Go for a ride and stop by SPACE to map your route using either our map of downtown Portland, or our map of greater Portland. We will provide t-pins and string for you to use to show us where you rode.
  4. Use our maps to tell us about specific locations you can access on your bike. Is there a great place to watch the sunset or a perfect location to pick dandelions? Take a sticker and place it on the location. Use the bike journal to number the sticker and tell us about the location.
  5. Go for a ride and take some video. Send us your video files (mp4 preferred) and we will project them on the walls of the gallery.
  6. See our bulletin board for other prompts and ideas.
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