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ARCHITECTURE OF TOURISM: Inventing Paradise
ΑΣ1311, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE SPECIALIZATION, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
Elective at semester(s) 6, 8, ECTS: 3
Taught in: Greek, Not available to ERASMUS students
Cognitive Fields (2005/36/EU): Architectural Design.
Generic Competences: Ability to search for, process and analyse information from a variety of sources using the necessary technologies, Ability to make reasoned decisions, Ability to work autonomously, Ability to work in a team, Capacity to generate new ideas (creativity), Ability to design and manage projects, Ability to interact constructively with others regardless of background and culture and respecting diversity, Commitment to conservation of the environment, Ability to promote free, creative and inductive thinking.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

[Synthesis]

SUBJECT

Greek scenic landscape is up for grabs. As tourism becomes the single most important export industry in a practically bankrupt country, the pressure for development of tourism infrastructure becomes hotly intense. The title’s ‘Paradise’ element draws on the brilliant invention of a small literary group, the ‘30’s generation’, that is until today at the core of both Greece’s tourist appeal as well as its national self-identification. ‘Super’ on the other hand, the need to ever-augment this image, to shelter even more and more spendthrift tourists, calls attention to the finite nature of the landscape stock that is being bartered. Edmund Keely’s ‘Inventing Paradise’ account of the 30’s generation and the plausible hypothesis that that the strained landscape economy is reaching its breaking point, constitute the theoretical background of the seminar that aims to explore this growth dilemma by means of devising hypothetical ‘super paradise’ projects and manifestos.