nanotourism

What is nanotourism?

nanotourism is a constructed term

describing a creative critique to the current environmental,

social and economic downsides of conventional tourism,

defined as a participatory, locally oriented, bottom-up alternative. It operates as a social tool to stimulate mutual interaction between provider and user by co-creation or exchange of knowledge. It is not about scale, but is more an ability to construct locally-specific, responsible experiences from the bottom-up, using exclusively local resources. 

Ultimately, nanotourism is beyond tourism: it is more an attitude to improve specific everyday environments and to stimulate new local economies. 

nanotourism as

critical design

Hacking the definition 

 

of Critical Design from Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby by replacing critical design with nanotourism and design with tourism:

 

What is nanotourism?

Nanotourism uses speculative design proposals to challenge narrow assumptions, preconceptions and givens about the role tourism play in everyday life. It is more of an attitude than anything else, a position rather than a method. There are many people doing this who have never heard of the term nanotourism and who have their own way of describing what they do. Naming it nanotourism is simply a useful way of making this activity more visible and subject to discussion and debate.

 

– Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby, 20XXX 

nanotourism as

restorative design

Hacking the definition 

 

of Critical Design from Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby by replacing critical design with nanotourism and design with tourism:

 

What is nanotourism?

Nanotourism uses speculative design proposals to challenge narrow assumptions, preconceptions and givens about the role tourism play in everyday life. It is more of an attitude than anything else, a position rather than a method. There are many people doing this who have never heard of the term nanotourism and who have their own way of describing what they do. Naming it nanotourism is simply a useful way of making this activity more visible and subject to discussion and debate.

 

– Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby, 20XXX 

response to characteristics of nanotourism

 A series of collective presentations and individual writings will focus on developing a collective, critical discussion based on the following topics / criteria, which constitute the dictionary of what nanotourism is and is not: 

Institute of

Architecture and Design

Architectural Typology

and Design

Re-Thinking Tourism

for a Planet in Crisis