The Experience Economy in Interventions and Adaptive Reuse

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Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Interior Architecture
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In the global economic decline increasing interest in growth through creative industries that cater to enhanced consumption has resulted in new forms of tourism and culture. In the urban and architectural context, the experience economy and its design and production of experience has focused in particular on unprecedented spatial encounters within the built environment. From innovative tourism to hospitality and retail, the creation of such experience often originates from inimitable settings. In Volume 06 of Int|AR we seek built or unbuilt projects and ideas that uncover the hidden potential of existing spaces, buildings and structures, empty and unmarked, so as to gain new qualitative, and therefore economic, value for the production of new experience. We seek proposals of no more than 250 words interpreting and investigating the “the experience economy and adaptive reuse”

We seek proposals of no more than 250 words and welcome all interpretations and investigations of this topic.
Paper proposals (250 words) due by July 07, 2014 (first round)
- Notification of abstract acceptances by July 18, 2014
-Full paper (1000-3000 words) due by Sept. 29 2014

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