The Tourist Syndrome Summer Camp

The Tourist Syndrome Summer Camp, taking place in Palanga, a renowned seaside resort on the Baltic Sea coast, from 3 to 11 September 2009, invites artists, architects, cultural producers, theorists, and academics to an interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange on new forms of mobility today, with a special focus on the relationship between tourism and migration. The summer camp, structured as a collective brain storming session, includes three main workshops, an intense program of presentations, screenings and events, and also offers convivial and informal moments, drawing from the tradition of Socialist plein air symposia, combining work and leisure. The three main workshops, held by international artists, practitioners and academics Cesare Pietroiusti (Rome/Venice), Krystian Woznicki and Magdalena Taube (Berlin), and Michael Zinganel (Vienna/Graz), highlight the many aspects of the tourism-migration relationship and offer the opportunity to explore individual and subjective, as well as socio-political themes, with the aim of developing works of art and projects to be presented at the conclusion of the summer camp in Palanga.

The workshop Displacements held by Cesare Pietroiusti examines the contemporary experience of dislocation, both in its psychological and social aspects of estrangement and alienation, and in its meaning within the discourses of tourism and migration. Krystian Woznicki and Magdalena Taube’s Tourism Complexes workshop prompts the participants to produce texts on the experience of travelling, that will be published on the electronic magazine Berliner Gazette ( In this workshop tourism is dealt with as an all encompassing system. Touching all conceivable areas of society with its expansive dynamic, tourism has no «outside» and therefore renders virtually everybody a tourist. At the core of Michael Zinganel’s workshop Stop And Go. Tourism, migration and art at the junctures of the transnational mobility continuum lies the examination of the roles of tourism and migration in a transnational mobility continuum.
The Tourist Syndrome Summer Camp in Palanga is organized bt Uqbar in cooperation with Meno Parkas (Kaunas, Lituania).

Selected Participants:
Isa Andreu, Alexandra Alisauskas, Nico Angiuli, Sabrina Aptiz, Alex Auriema, Susan Barnet, Daniel Barney, Katy Beinart, Paula Bialski, Andrea Böning, Johanna Bruckner, David Buob, Manuela Buttiglione, Asa Elzen, Eleonora Farina, Fabian Frenzel, Laura Garbstiene, Jessica Gaudino, Maria Gutowska, Hjördis Hoffmann, Candice Jee, Valentinas Klimasauskas, Emily Kocken, Katya Lachowicz, Saulius Leonavicius, Domenico Antonio Mancini, Felix Marlow, Christos Micas, Egle Micikeviciute, Lina Miklaševičiutė, Timothy Moore, Eleni Mouzourou, Egle Obcarskaite, Paul Volker Ohmert, Timea Anita Oravecz, Iz Oztat, Giorgios Papadopoulos, Katarzyna Perlak, Ekaterina Petrova, Agnieszka Roguski, Manuel Prados, Susan Schmidt, Ulrike Solbrig, Anna-Sophie Springer, Susana Velasco, Valentina Vetturi, Eric von Robertson, Fabian Wolf.