AA nanotourism Visiting School

The AA nanotourism Visiting School is an experimental educational program and part of the Visiting School program of the AA Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Its focus lies in the research and development of nanotourism – a creative critique of the current environmental, social and economic downsides of conventional tourism – and it operates as a site-specific, participatory, locally-oriented, bottom-up alternative.

The program develops nanotourism case studies by employing a bottom-up and participatory working method. In close collaboration with local stakeholders, it seeks to unveil hidden aspects of a particular context by establishing new synergies between the specificities of the place, its users and locally available materials.