Project Thesis: Travel Agency
Tutors: Salomon Frausto, Filip Geerts, Ludo Groen, Benjamin Groothuijse, and Michiel Riedijk
How can architecture contribute to the future of tourism? Travel Agency is a collective thesis project that speculates on the spatial implications of tourism on Norway in a post-petroleum economy. Thirteen contributions—spread across the fjord of Bergen, the mountain of Kvitfjell, and the island of Andøya—respond to the specificity of each of these locations; while, at the same time, rethinking the relationship between the front and back stages of the global tourism industry. From second homes to space transportation and everywhere in between, all thirteen contributions commit in a critical way to Norway’s anticipated economic transition as well as the often-overlooked realities of tourism. Presented in publication, exhibition, and events, the imagined destinations of Travel Agency will take you on a varied journey across Bergen, Kvitfjell, and Andøya to arrive at a future Norway.
With contributions by Santiago Ardila, Juan Benavides, Daniella Camarena, Stef Dingen, Marco Fusco, Jack Garay Arauzo, Theodora Gelali, Shaiwanti Gupta, Sheng-Hao Hsu, Felipe Quintero, Marianthi Papangelopoulou, Gent Shehu, and Siyuan Wang.
Guests include Annette Gigon, Oana Stănescu, Jorgen Johan Tandberg, Jonas Norsted, Michiel Riedijk, Salomon Frausto, Filip Geerts.