Forbidden Tourism

9th-10th March 2018, Providence RI, USA

On  March 9th-10th 2018, Nelly Ben Hayoun is to run a 2 day workshop with the Rhode Island School of Design students as a part of grad-only elective course 'Visiting Designers'.

The workshop's content is based on William Burroughs’ text The Invisible Generation where 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”, the students 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.

Rhode Island School of Design is a private, nonprofit college founded in Providence, RI in 1877—making it one of the first art and design schools in the US. Approximately 2,480 students from around the world are engaged in liberal arts studies and rigorous, studio-based learning at RISD (pronounced “RIZ-dee”), where they choose from 19 studio majors and earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees in the fine arts, architecture, design or art education. Each year more than 5,800 children and adults also access our specialized studio facilities through RISD|CE courses.