24th Biennial of Design
Ljubljana, Slovenia
18. 9.—7. 12. 2014
3, 2, 1 ... Test
Re-Thinking Tourism; photo: Nanotourism
Re-Thinking Tourism; photo: Nanotourism

Mentor Tina Gregorič in cooperation with the Vienna Vienna University of Technology - Institute for Architecture and Design: Department for Building Theory and Design curated the Symposium Re-Thinking Tourism 01 and Re-Thinking Tourism 02. On the 16th of October 2014 the symposium Re-Thinking Tourism 01 opened up the theme of tourism as a continuously growing reality that is reshaping our everyday life. A wide range of topics discussed the current environmental, social and economic downsides of conventional tourism, challenging the definition of tourism and ultimately searching for a diverse set of specific bottom-up or even participative alternatives. The second edition of the symposium Re-Thinking Tourism took place on the 22nd of October 2015 and it sharpened the discussion on the increasing environmental, social and economic impacts of contemporary tourism. A diverse group of architectural practitioners and academics searched for possible potentials, alternatives, strategies and concepts as active responses to the conventional ways we travel, visit, explore, exchange, accommodate, present and represent.