Veijola & al. (2014):
Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests: Alternative Ontologies for Future Hospitalities
Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests envisions alternative arrangements of social life by welcoming 'the untidy guest' to discourses, theories and philosophies of tourism. Written by an author collective with backgrounds in philosophy, sociology, tourism, hospitality and development studies, the book transfers the focus of tourism theories away from managing sustainability and toward alternative – disruptive – ontologies and epistemologies for future tourist hospitalities and mobilities. The co-authors 'mess around' with tourism studies by invoking the radical potentialities of 'untidiness'. Tourism and the host-guest relations it entails are explored by means of deliberately untidy concepts: camping, parasites, silence, unlearning and serendipities. Instead of trying to manage or tidy up tourist situations and encounters, Disruptive Tourism and its Untidy Guests embraces the messiness of human relations and argues for more creative, embodied and ethical ontologies of tourism, hospitality and mobility.
Book at Palgrave Macmillan
Veijola & Falin (2014):
The article theorizes the tourist dwelling at a conjunction of philosophy, social theory, tourism research, architecture and design in order to configure a conceptual framework for responsible and creative forms of encounters between tourists in material settings. It asks: What kind of social coexistence could the design of the tourist dwelling afford tourists? The main conclusion drawn from the theoretical analysis is that the tourist dwelling needs to be ‘un-designed’ by a novel conceptual approach to reach its potential in the mobile, material and social formations of dwelling-nearby with strangers. A novel theoretical conceptualization of mobile neighbouring is put forward as an ethical ontology and materialized sociality that will pave a way for thinking tourism in the post-host-guest societies of the future.
February 2012 in AAG, New York
Acapella Village visited the AAG (Association of American Geographers) Annual Meeting in New York 24.-28.2.2012 presenting a paper: Falin & Veijola: Redesigning the Tourist Dwelling in the session: "(Im)Mobilities of Dwelling: Places and Practices"
Abstract in online program
May 2012 in CHME, Birmingham
Acapella Village will visit the CHME annual research conference in Birmingham 9.-10.5.2012. where Soile Veijola is invited to give a key note presentation.
Link to the conference home page
Acapella Village continues
Soile Veijola received a grant for research leave from the Foundations' Professor Pool and will be able to concentrate full time on the Acapella Village research initiative through the academic year 2012-2013.
The Foundations' Professor Pool