The end of architecture as we know it, the genesis of tomorrow’s tourism

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to inform the reader of some emerging trends in placemaking and digital destination management, while providing a conceptual background on shifts in architectural design. Design/methodology/approach: The trend paper is based on a fundamental bibliographic view on evolutions in placemaking, from architectural design to spatial agency, integrated by and contextualized in tourism trends, however possibly anecdotal. Findings: The trend paper identifies a fundamental shift from architectural processes to spatial agency as organizing principle for placemaking, discussing how digital tourism trends are formed or forming change in this. Originality/value: The trend paper newly relates otherwise distant and unrelated fields, namely architectural design theory and tourism trends, by connecting at the level of IoT and IT digital technologies, exploring the impact and the mutual role played by its two constituencies.

Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Journal of Tourism Futures
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Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Architectural design
  • Destination marketing
  • Internet of things
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Tourism futures

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