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From the catalog Celebrity’s Soltice Class, December 2008
This research project begins with an investigation about cruise ship tourism in Venice and it further develops towards the global phenomenon. What comes out from the research is that reciprocal influences between debarkation places and cruise ships exist and, as result, those localities resemble one another. In particular, the research points out the distorted and non-real nature of those places caused by the relation between cruise ships and their destination.
The cruise establishment is able to withdraw a place from its temporal and spatial contexts, thus setting up artificial “islands”, a kind of hybrid places, fruitful terrains for consumption.
Essays booklet and photobook, 2010.