The Greek participation at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, under the title Tourism Landscapes: Remaking Greece, is directed and curated by the National Commissioner architect and Professor Yannis Aesopos. It explores the role of tourism as a vehicle of modernisation of Greece through the emergence of constructed tourism landscapes: hotels and resorts, organised beaches, archaeological sites and museums, public space designs and infrastructure facilities.
Moreover, it focuses on the concurrent (re)shaping of Greek national identity that is enhanced through the contact of the "other", the foreign, new and global element, which the activity of tourism presupposes. The Greek pavilion at the Biennale will open its doors on June 6, and will run through November 23.
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