critical

participatory

bottom-up

site-specific

local

social

responsible

inventive

educative

nanotourism is

Global Issues

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 “Tourism is the march of stupidity. You’re expected to be stupid. The entire mechanism of the host country is geared to travellers acting stupidly. You walk around dazed, squinting into fold-out maps. You don’t know how to talk to people, how to get anywhere, what the money means, what time it is, what to eat or how to eat it. Being stupid is the pattern, the level and the norm. You can exist on this level for weeks and months without reprimand or dire consequence.

 

Together with thousands, you are granted immunities and broad freedoms. You are an army of fools, wearing bright polyesters, riding camels, taking pictures of each other, haggard, dysenteric, thirsty. There is nothing to think about but the next shapeless event. “ 

–  Don DeLillo, The Names 

Institute of

Architecture and Design

Architectural Typology

and Design

Re-Thinking Tourism

for a Planet in Crisis