Vanderburgh, Tourism Revisited
“Tourism Revisited”, wishes to address the complex relationships between tourism, architecture and the city in relation to themes such as history and nostalgia, economy, entertainment and social behavior, the local and the global. What is architecture’s role within an urban environment strongly influenced by tourism? Is architecture merely a product of tourism or is it rather a site of resistance and alternatives? Does the tourist industry, by defining and organizing tourist experiences, radically change the experience of the built environment? How can architects deal with the spectacleization of place?