MA/ad

2016 - 2017

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CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY

The context of the studio is the development of tourism within the Atlas Mountain region of Morocco. We will investigate the transformation of the landscape and the ecosystem through two intertwining forces – the rapidly expanding tourism industry and the effects of climate change in the region.

The aim of the studio is to imagine future scenarios for integrating responsible and sustainable tourism within already existing local economies in order to support traditional ways of living. We will look at how tourism can be used to not only support the business interests of developers, but can also be used as a mechanism for sustaining traditional practices and livelihoods. How can agriculture and other practices be supported by the burgeoning tourism industry and how might these be transformed in the process?

Drawing upon knowledge gained during the field trip and working with the concept of ‘cultural sustainability’, the studio used scenario making techniques to imagine tourist itineraries that work with local economies to make links between localities within the Atlas Mountain region. We have been working with the following topics.

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EXISTING ARCHITECTURE


PRODUCTION AND EDUCATION


WATER


ACCESSIBILITY


VIEWS