‘Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece’
The Greek participation in the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia – Fundamentals – Absorbing Modernity 1914-2014
Curator: Rem Koolhaas | Commissioner – Curator: Yannis Aesopos
‘Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece’ explores the role of tourism as a vehicle of modernization of Greece through the emergence of constructed tourism landscapes: hotels and resorts, organized beaches, archaeological sites and museums, public space designs and infrastructure facilities. Moreover, it focuses on the concurrent (re)shaping of Greek national identity that is enhanced through the contact of the “other”, the foreign, new and global element, which the activity of tourism presupposes.
The exhibition examines and presents –through examples of both built and unrealized projects as well as through new designs developed for the exhibition by Greek and foreign architects– architectures of tourism as tools for the modernization of the country and the shaping of its identity.
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Video credits: StudioBauhaus
Film Funded by SADAS-PEA Greek Architects Association