- # Technology
- # Social
- # Infrastructure
Traincity investigates the possibility of a bottom-up approach towards design of trains. In parallel, the project revisits the concept of nanotourism, a bottom-up alternative and creative critique to the current environmental, social and economic downsides of mainstream tourism.
Through the implementation of nanotourist strategies, Traincity aims at the development of both a method and a framework for the design of trains as a new type of social infrastructure, operating as a route-specific manifestation of the processes that are inherent within the context through which it it is travelling. The project rigorously investigates three inter-related qualities of place, user and material, taking the Bohinj Railway route of the Slovenian Railway network as an example.
As a result, the new network of trains becomes a system of highly differentiated and highly specific sets of experiences, thus re-defining the train as a pure mode of transportation to becoming a destination in itself.