‘Homo Sapiens I Hear You’ October Seminar: ‘WHAT IS THIS? ON TOXIC TOURISM, LEISURE AND FORESTS’ by Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios and A/D/O

12th October 2018, Brooklyn, New York

For our October 'Homo-Sapiens, I hear you!' design academy we went on a journey to uncover the realism of taking a holiday, and the psychological battle between carbon footprints vs relaxation. 'Toxic Tourism, Leisure and Forests'. WHAT IS THIS took place on the 12th of October 2018 at A/D/O HQ, in Brooklyn.

Can we enjoy travel and leisure without harming the environment? In this month’s Design and Research Seminar at A/D/O, we will investigate travel as one of our essential human needs. Together with a team of experts in the fields of architecture, anthropology and sustainability, attendees will reassess today's notions of tourism and leisure in order to speculate on the future of travel and our travel footprint.

This seminar features a keynote presentation by Vanessa Keith, Architect and Principal at Studio TEKA and author of 2100: A Dystopian Utopia – the City After Climate Change.

A panel discussion will follow with David Charles, Media Network Lead at Impact Travel Alliance, Paige West, Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College and Vanessa Keith. The seminar includes an interactive workshop.

Vanessa Keith - Architect and Principal from Studio TEKA

David Charles - Media Network Lead at Impact Travel Alliance

Paige West - Claire Tow Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College

Allison C. Meier - Brooklyn-based writer focused on visual culture, architecture, and overlooked history. Previously, staff writer at Hyperallergic and senior editor at Atlas Obscura.

You can listen to the podcast here, produced by the dynamic duo Elle Clay and Hasan Insane, here!

Learn more more about ‘Homo Sapiens, I hear You’ on A/D/O’s website.

A/D/O is a community-based endeavour that aims to understand the future of design. A/D/O is located in a 23,000 square foot former warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn’s Industrial Business Zone. It has been converted into a space for creative exchange. A/D/O is part of MINI.