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Rui A. Gilman

https://ruialvarogilman.wordpress.com/

Rua Simão Bolivar, 119, 6ºdireito, 4470-214, Maia, Portugal
Oporto architect and PHD researcher at FAUP. Frequent collaborator with multiple architectural publications (printed and online) in Portugal and abroad. Speaker in international architectural conferences such as TAW 2018. Talk show host of a weekly radio show about architecture and the city. Worked for Casa da Arquitectura guiding visits both to temporary exibitions as well as comtemporary architecture landmarks. Currently working as freelance writer and artist.

Call for ideas 2020

THE URBAN-TOURISM-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX


The european city in the age of mass urban tourism

THE URBAN-TOURISM-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX


The european city in the age of mass urban tourism
Explore and uncover the “urban mass tourism-machine” and display its impact on the european urban landscape
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Type of project
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The broad impact of my project for architecture in the future wil be a better understanding of the “touristication” processes that are transforming, sometimes beyond recognition, our urban landscapes. It will, hopefully, permit a more wider and more detailed picture of the mass urban tourism transformation processes and mechanisms, permitting more conscious and informed responses by architects, designers and urban policy makers. If urban tourism is, as affirmed by many, the single biggest factor of change in european cities today, architects should be prepared to deal with its inherent challenges, offering innovative solutions and taking the lead and control of these processes instead of being merely a pawn in great scheme of things.


Utopian/dystopian view of Rome’s Fontana de Trevi view by Piranesi overcomed by urban tourism, a collage by Rui A. Gilman

PORTO. brand design identity for the city of Porto

Martin Parr, "Small World"

Instangram collage of images of anti-tourism street campaigns in Porto

THE URBAN-TOURISM-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX


The european city in the age of mass urban tourism

THE URBAN-TOURISM-INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX


The european city in the age of mass urban tourism
Explore and uncover the “urban mass tourism-machine” and display its impact on the european urban landscape
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

The broad impact of my project for architecture in the future wil be a better understanding of the “touristication” processes that are transforming, sometimes beyond recognition, our urban landscapes. It will, hopefully, permit a more wider and more detailed picture of the mass urban tourism transformation processes and mechanisms, permitting more conscious and informed responses by architects, designers and urban policy makers. If urban tourism is, as affirmed by many, the single biggest factor of change in european cities today, architects should be prepared to deal with its inherent challenges, offering innovative solutions and taking the lead and control of these processes instead of being merely a pawn in great scheme of things.


Utopian/dystopian view of Rome’s Fontana de Trevi view by Piranesi overcomed by urban tourism, a collage by Rui A. Gilman

PORTO. brand design identity for the city of Porto

Martin Parr, "Small World"

Instangram collage of images of anti-tourism street campaigns in Porto


Idea by

Rui A. Gilman
Rua Simão Bolivar, 119, 6ºdireito, 4470-214
Maia
Portugal
Oporto architect and PHD researcher at FAUP. Frequent collaborator with multiple architectural publications (printed and online) in Portugal and abroad. Speaker in international architectural conferences such as TAW 2018. Talk show host of a weekly radio show about architecture and the city. Worked for Casa da Arquitectura guiding visits both to temporary exibitions as well as comtemporary architecture landmarks. Currently working as freelance writer and artist.