Lost London is a project which explores pervasive experiences in relation to the idea of psychogeography. The project focuses on forgotten spaces within London and encourages users to reflect on the overlap of physical and digital space.
This tube map may at first glance look like any other tube map to you. However, take a closer look; what do you see? You will notice that there are 14 extra stations on it that you may not have seen before in your life. As you can see they are bolder than the other ones and these other ones (which are faded) we will ignore.
These 14 tube stations were once functional places which were used everyday for travelling around the underground network. They are now lost, disused, in some case abandoned spaces which most people are oblivious to.
Find and visit these tube stations, documenting your travels between them. Observe everthing around you and absorb it, as if you are viewing the city with new eyes. Think of it almost like an aimless wander. Try to see how these wanderings effect you emotionally.
To document your journey use a digital camera or a camera phone. Try to make your photographs reflect what you are feeling and try to capture everything which your eyes are drawn to.
Whilst traveling between the stations, you can also search for them on Foursquare. By Checking-in to them you will be rewarded for your efforts.
Tweet about your journey as you travel so that people can follow your progress. Use the hash tag #Lost_London for this and also use @Lost_London to send direct tweets to the Lost London account.
As you travel around London and take your photographs, send them in directly to the Lost London website to post[at]lostlondon.posterous.com with a description of when and where you took them. If you have a smart phone you can do this live. If you do not, it is not problem as you can do it via email when you are finished on your journey.
For participants who contribute regularly to the blog, tweet about their travels and check-in to the venues on Foursquare, there will be rewards to be gained in the form of information about secret trails and lost spaces around London.
To participate in the project and for general questions please email hellolostlondon[at]gmail.com