Open Call, 13 February 2014
After decades of a booming tourism industry with wide impact on territories and economies all over the world, are there smaller-scale, non-intrusive ways of promoting a tourism experience? The Nanotourism team will work in two different constellations: the first group will research possible experiences of tourism, exploring relevant global references as well as regional potentials. This research will be the basis for the second group, which will come to fruition during the AA Visiting School Slovenia, a workshop taking place in Vitanje in July 2014.
Reaction, 24 August 2014
Nanotourism is a new word describing a critique to the current environmental, social and economic aspects of tourism. It defines tourism as a site specific, participatory, locally oriented, bottom-up alternative. It operates as a tool to stimulate interaction between participant and user. Nanotourism is not about scale; it enables experiences from the bottom-up, using local resources. Nanotourism is beyond tourism; it is an attitude to improve specific everyday environments and to open up new local economies. We invite you to get involved, participate and become a nanotourist everywhere – even in your own city, town, street or home!
Tina Gregorič and Aljoša Dekleva, architects and founders of studio Dekleva Gregorič arhitekti
Architectural Association (AA), School of Architecture, Visiting school
Barbara Nawrocka, Dominika Wilczyńska, Žiga Rošer, Silvia Susanna, Living Courtyards Initiative/ Association House (Katja Beck Kos, Nadja Dodlek, Maša Kresnik, Samo Lorber, Kaja Pogačar, Maja Pegan, Niko Poljanšek, Tjaša Perović, Robert Veselko), Maja Jenko, Oaza (Nina Bačun, Ivana orovnjak, Roberta Bratović, Tina Ivezić, Maja Kolar, Ana-Marija Poljanec), Marjeta Fendre, Alessandro Fonte, Blaž Šef