Offshore Tour / RYBN

The Offshore Tour Operator is a psycho-geographic GPS prototype that guides the walk of the user through the database of the Panama Papers, in search of the physical traces of the offshore banking within the city landscape. The dérive brings the participants outside, in the various neighborhoods of the city of Brussels, in a hunt for shell companies, trust firms, domiciliation agencies and shadow finance offices and agents that are referenced in the Offshore Leaks, Panama Papers and Bahamas Leaks data­bases. The GPS guides the user through audio indications. Participants are invited to photograph the entrance, describe the area, observe the letterboxes and intercom systems to check if the name of the offshore entity, revealed by the leaks, is still
there, and take notes on the path taken to it, to later discuss the experiences and share collected images. This workshop is open to anyone who is interested in the topic: artists, journalists, cartographers, hackers, architects, criminologists, economists. Some basic understanding of the notions of dérive, psychogeography, tax evasion, tax optimization is welcome, but not mandatory.

RYBN.ORG is a Paris-based extra-disciplinary collective founded in 1999.

When ?

Friday, May 17 from 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

1:30 PM : welcome of the participants, discussion and introduction to the project
2:30 PM : start of the walks
5:30 PM : return of the participants, collective discussion around coffee and tea


The meeting point is at Mundo-b, rue d’Edimbourg, 26 / 1050 Brussels.


Participants are invited to bring a camera, androïd smartphone if you have one, a compass and a pair of headphones.


Limited tickets, REGISTRATIONS by email: (name+first name+telephone number)