AA nanotourism Visiting School is an experimental educational program focusing on the topic of nanotourism - a creative critique to the current environmental, social and economic downsides of conventional tourism, operating as a site-specific, participatory, locally oriented, bottom-up alternative.
This year, we will partner with VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, and will act as an extension of the ‘Stadtarbeit’ format in the Focus District – Meidling. There we will research, design and build 1:1 scale case studies of nanotourism by critically examining the existing tourism activities as well as the tourism associated to the Festival itself. This will be done through locally driven, site-specific experiences, installations and events developed in close collaboration with members of the local community by a process of co-creation and exchange of knowledge.
JAKOB TRAVNIK, Vienna, Austria