Touristic Territories: The Touristic Imagery and the Construction of Contemporary Landscape


December 12 – 13, 2013
EPS – Universitat de Girona
Girona- Spain


The seminar’s goal is to analyze the impact of tourism in the transformation of the city and the territory. Tourism is considered a phenomenon that correlates and communicates discourses by architects, urban planners as well as social and cultural policies regarding the methods of constructing imagery related to tourism. This imagery is constructed through multiple intervention strategies multidisciplinary discourses and practices that project and construct myths, desires, and utopias related to implicit or explicit realities.

From the second half of the 19th century, architecture and urban planning have promoted projects, discourses and methods to elaborate icons with which to feed the potent machine of mass illusions promoted by the new modern industry run by large national economies. Architectural works and urban projects become city symbols, artistic works that allude or make references to the city, literary or cinematography works, novels and short stories or guide books that recreate urban scenes, urban project reports or institutional discourses, policies that construct the modern city between myths, dreams and reality. This process, however, has never been so evident as it has been currently. Since the 1960s, numerous studies have been dedicated to investigate this phenomenon. These sessions are aimed at evaluating the impact the tourism imagery, its infrastructures and the architecture, derived from the same, have affected the formation of the modern territory.

Key issues 

  • Urban, territorial or sectorial policies referring to tourism: areas of definition and its relation and impact on the urban, rural and coastal territory.
  • Architectural and natural public heritage processes: policies, models and reflection regarding specific cases.
  • Architectural typologies related to the tourism phenomenon and tourism urbanization models, as well as their influence on urban policies.
  • Modern urban planning models: reflection and real impact in the spatial organization of the territory caused by tourism.
  • The images and models of the tourism phenomenon as a reflection of a city project.

21th September 2013 Deadline for reception of abstracts (max. 600 words)
05th October 2013 Deadline for approval of papers.
04th November 2013 Deadline for reception of papers (max. 4.000 words).
Abstacts and papers (Spanish or English) should be sent by e-mail to:
15th October Deadline for registration 

The registration fee is 60 Euros if paid before 15th October of 2013 and 100 Euros after this date.
Students registration: 30 Euros. Credits ECTS recognition
Payment should be made without charges to the beneficiary by bank transfer to the order of:
UdG, GR Arquitectura i Territori
Bank account: IBAN ES33 2100 8332 2323 0002 7660
Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted through the Conference website, along with applicant’s name, professional affiliation, title of paper or position, a short curriculum vitae, home and work addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers.
Each paper should be limited to a 20 minute presentation. Abstracts for session presentations should define the subject and summarize the argument to be presented in the proposed paper. All abstracts will be held in confidence during the selection process. For publications the authors must have complete the payment registration. Full papers will be published in book format e-proceedings with a separate ISBN number.

Conference Program 
1. Tourism, cities and urban landscape 
2. Tourism, territory and natural landscape 

Information and enquires: 
Phone: only Thursday 12h.-13hs. +34 972 41 9776 or 34 600243280

Scientific committee 
Antonio Pizza (UPC, Spain)
Roger Miralles (URV, Spain)
Heleni Porfyriou (CNR, Italy)
Nadia Fava (UdG, Spain)
Marisa García (UdG, Spain)

July 30 – Sept. 21, 2013: 
submission of abstract
October 05, 2013:
notification of acceptance
November 04, 2013: 
submission of full papers
December 12 – 13, 2013:

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