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Tourism The Tourist. An Easter Workshop with Mia Maljojoki and Pau Faus 2014

Workshop  /  12 Apr 2014  -  18 Apr 2014
Published: 02.12.2013
Tourism The Tourist. An Easter Workshop with Mia Maljojoki and Pau Faus 2014.
ALCHIMIA Contemporary Jewellery School in Firenze
Management:
Doris Maninger & Lucia Massei
DEADLINE: 15/03/2014
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Intro
A workshop inspired by the concept of ‘city stage’ and by the fact that every stage construction can be divided in what is shown and what is hidden. The main objective of this workshop will be to highlight what remains excluded in the official touristic set up, and to carry out a Firenze touristic counter-representation.
We are very happy to host for the first time Mia Maljojoki together with the Catalan architect and visual artist Pau Faus in Florence. They will be giving a workshop inspired by the concept of ‘city stage’ and by the fact that every stage construction can be divided in what is shown and what is hidden. The main objective of this workshop will be to highlight what remains excluded in the official touristic set up, and to carry out a Firenze touristic counter-representation.

Jewellery is (especially in Florence) a common touristic souvenir, a witness of a specific place, moment and experience. To question the nature of these ‘memory objects’ is to question the way we want to represent both the visited place and our role as visitors.
We will observe Firenze as a scenography set designed exclusively for the visitor’s enjoyment, and we will consider tourism as the main responsible of today’s urban transformation in historical cities such as Florence. We want to turn inside out the ‘official’ representation of Firenze by challenging the way the city is shown, explained and sold to tourists. Tourists will become the principal actors of our research. We will watch, study and represent them, in other words we will ‘touristify’ them.

Dates and price

Dates: April 12th to 18th 2014
Number of students: 8-20
Cost: 600 €

For application contact: info@alchimia.it

>> Deadline for application the 15th of March 2014
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