AA Visiting School Slovenia
Rok Dezelak
AA Visiting School Slovenia

AA Visiting School Slovenia

AAVSS’s short course programme was organised for the first time in July 2014 in Vitanje. The programme is open to students and professionals worldwide, who wish to further their knowledge, practice and skills in architecture within short and intensive courses that engage with a local environment and its current architectural and social issues. Nanotourism is a central topic of research and development of AAVS Slovenia. Programme Director: Aljoša Dekleva Programme Assistant: Jakob Travnik next course: nanotouristic strategies III in Vitanje, July 2017 apply here: http://www.aaschool.ac.uk/STUDY/VISITING/slovenia The course focuses on the concept of experience tourism, allowing participants to engage in a wide range of projects, from site-specific micro interventions at a 1:1 scale to holistic strategies for existing contexts. Adapting to their specific setting, the proposals can materialize in actions or structures that are temporary or permanent, ultimately seeking to create a comprehensible, tangible and novel experience of tourism.Within the contemporary economic realities, the workshop aims for small and smart solutions that rely on local resources, and seeks innovative design and financing alternatives that bypass major institutions and established spatial planning bureaucracy. Following last year’s success, the workshop will take place again at the new, highly specific building KSEVT, Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies, a bold landmark in the tiny Slovenian village of Vitanje of 600 residents that has welcomed over 25,000 visitors in its first year of activity. KSEVT has a public significance and generates social, cultural, and scientific activities, with fixed and temporary exhibitions, conferences and club/study activities. There is an open need and an exposed potential of Vitanje to become a case study of developing an extreme set of bottom up strategies or prototypes to challenge the conventional notion of tourism.The natural condition of Slovenia as a fragile but extremely diverse landscape and the local phenomenon of obsessive individualism provide principal conditions for nanotourism, locally generated bottom up experience tourism.During the course, AAVSS will collaborate with a set of experts in the field of architecture and other (un)related fields…