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Interdisciplinary art gallery in New York allows travelers to buy a ticket for a journey unknown
Basically, travelers will book a free round-trip train ticket to a destination unknown and will be given an envelope telling them where they can expect to go, a notebook, and a simple yet silly task. The goal of the popup travel agency, which is part of an artist's residency going on at the Proteus Gowanus interdisciplinary art gallery and reading room, is to "offer temporary displacement to members of the public seeking to experiment with their migratory impulses".
The Bureau of Unknown Destinations is located at 543 Union Street in Brooklyn, and bookings can be made up to two weeks in advance. Their hours are a bit odd, so I would contact them before going in, although they are open most Saturdays from 1-5PM. You can also make an appointment by emailing Sal Randolph at SalRandolph@gmail.com.
[flickr photo via Valerie Everett]