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Working Group D: Tourisic urbanism - Between local and global

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Working Group D: Tourisic urbanism - Between local and global

Tourism accounts for one of the largest industries, promoting a commodification of place across the world. Clean, safe, and attractive self-contained environments are created that by definition are generally segregated from local conditions.

Packaged for mass consumption these sites are crafted via various tactics involving the construction of popular myth, the re-framing of history, and the management of cultural reception. In effect, destinations are remapped to serve social, political, and economic agendas.

Tourism is simultaneously a product and producer of culture, a catalyst in a nuanced process of exchange. This phenomenon offers an arena for examining the mutual relationship between contemporary practices of tourism and the ongoing development of the built environment.

Experts

Amer Moustafa
Moderator Amer Moustafa Associate Professor, School of Architecture and Design, American University of Sharjah, UAE Read CV »
Rachid Benmokhtar B.
Moderator Rachid Benmokhtar B. President, Al Akhawayn University, Morocco Read CV »
Balibrea Mari Paz
Balibrea Mari Paz Lecturer in Spanish Cultural Studies, School of Languages, Linguistics, and Culture, University of London, UK
Donald Bates
Donald Bates Architect, Lab Architecture Studio, Australia Read CV »
Lineu Castello
Lineu Castello Professor of Urbanism, Research and Postgraduate Program in Architecture, Federal University of Rio Grande del Sul; Researcher, Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq), Brazil
Apichoke Lekagul
Apichoke Lekagul Head of Graduate Program, Faculty of Architecture, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Silvina Povarchik
Silvina Povarchik Architect, Silvina Povarchick Architect, Argentina
Luciana Repiso
Luciana Repiso Postgraduate Fellow, National Council of Scientific and Technological Research; National University of Cordoba, Argentina
Juan Alfonso Zapata
Juan Alfonso Zapata Architect, Supersudaca, Dominican Republic
 

Timeline

Presentation of expert papers
 
Forum Details
Forum

“Urban_Trans_Formation”
April 18 to April 21, 2007

Focus Sessions
Workshops
Working Group A: Normative Urbanism - Between convention and differentiation
Working Group A: Normative Urbanism - Between convention and differentiation
Working Group B: Informal urbanism - Between sanctioned and shadow orders
Working Group B: Informal urbanism - Between sanctioned and shadow orders
Working Group C: Green urbanism - Between ecology and economy
Working Group C: Green urbanism - Between ecology and economy
Working Group D: Tourisic urbanism - Between local and global
Working Group D: Tourisic urbanism - Between local and global
Working Group E: Temporary urbanism - Between the permanent and transitory
Working Group E: Temporary urbanism - Between the permanent and transitory
Mobile Workshop 1: Conceptual Tour - Chongmin Island "Eco Island"
Mobile Workshop 1: Conceptual Tour - Chongmin Island "Eco Island"
Mobile Workshop 2: Architectural tour - Qingpu district "Venice of China"
Mobile Workshop 2: Architectural tour - Qingpu district "Venice of China"
Mobile Workshop 3: Infrastructural Tour - Pudong new city and Yangshan deepwater port
Mobile Workshop 3: Infrastructural Tour - Pudong new city and Yangshan deepwater port
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