Counter-Tourism: Summing Up on Excursions
Listen to Phil Smith's talk at the b-side symposium in Portland, Dorset in 2015:
Summing Up On Excursions
Phil addresses the volatile and absurd potential of tourism, heritage and their sites. He celebrates the wayward agency of the everyday visitor, the perils of institutional encouragement, and the contradictions and sinister unspokens of the heritage industry. Phil tells of secret mass graves, absurdly poetic signage and the inspirations to subject heritage to a few shocks and a reassembling.
Listen to Part 1
Listen to Part 2
Both talks © b-side CIC 2015. All rights reserved.
‘The Excursionist’ explored the growing industry of tourism and it's relationship with the arts exploring the impact of tourism on community, environment and economy and the role art and artists can play.
See details of the b-side event.