Forbidden Tourism

A workshop developed for Goldsmith University, BA Design, London with Matt Ward; also performed at Aberystwyth university- Department of theatre, film and television studies and Department of Geography MA and PHD. 

Excerpt from the brief:

In William Burroughs’ text The Invisible Generation he describes hidden operators, agents of change and design that sit behind the scenes formulating and curating new events, experiences and interactions. Acting as the “Invisible Generation”, you are tasked to create ‘domesticated events’ in which tourists will be invited to experience new forms of landscape/ sports activity/ warmth/ environment/ diet/ language/ beach/ sound/ inhabitants etc…

You are required to test out and assess the extreme in order to propose forbidden touristic activities. You will be asked to reassess notions of risk, spectacle and attraction in order to speculate on future wonders to come.

This project demands that you question how to engage the curiosity of your audience. As the Invisible Generation, you will aim to manipulate and control your customer's emotions and perceptions as you guide them through fresh seas on tiles and concrete gardens.