FADFEST - Festival de les Arts i del Disseny
FADFEST - Festival de les Arts i del Disseny
FADFEST - Festival de les Arts i del Disseny

Mobile Exhibition «The State of Tourism»


During the week of the FADfest, a tourist bus exhibition that will set the sequence of the Tour’s talks on Saturday 1 July will be parked in different locations around the city. Beyond announcing the Tour, this is above all about being visited by neighbours and visitors: data and maps on the city’s tourist activity (static and in real time) and dozens of audiovisual capsules with interviews of all the agents (neighbours, collectives, politicians, businesspeople, experts, tourists, workers, etc.) will allow us to put a face on the phenomenon and understand the debate on tourism in Barcelona in its full complexity.

Especially adapted for the occasion, this tourist-exhibition bus will operate as the emblem of the event and as the device for generating citizen debate around the city. Stopping at all the busiest tourist spots, it will mark the sequence of the Tour talks of saturday 1st july and will end its route each day at the Disseny Hub Barcelona, where the design professionals attending the prize-giving ceremonies of the FAD Awards will have occasion to learn about and examine more in depth the theme of the FADfest ’17: tourism.

Stops of the travelling exhibition:

Tuesday 27/06
20:30 Opening: Disseny Hub Barcelona  Show map


Wednesday 28/06
10 – 13:40 h. 1st stop: Camp Nou  Show map

14-18 h. 2nd stop: Born Center of Culture and Memory  Show map

18:30-22:30 h. 3rd stop: Disseny Hub Barcelona  Show map


Thursday 29/06
10 – 13:30 h. 4th stop: Portal del Ángel  Show map
14-18 h. 5th stop: Las Ramblas – Colón  Show map

18:30-22:30 h. 6th stop: Disseny Hub Barcelona  Show map


Friday 30/06
10 – 13:30 h. 7th stop: Paseo de Gracia – Casa Batlló  Show map

14-18 h. 8th stop: Pla de Palau (Born)  Show map

18:30-22:30 h. 9th stop: Disseny Hub Barcelona  Show map


The interviews that will be screened in the exhibitons have been done to:

Andrés Antebi, social researcher
Albert Arias, director of the Strategic Plan of Tourism Barcelona 2020
David Bravo, architect
Ernest Cañada, researcher in responsible tourism and coordinator of Alba Sud
Manel Casals, general director of the Barcelona Hotels Trade Union
Irene Escorihuela, director of the DESC Observatory (Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)
Beth Galí, architect and designer
Judith Gómez de la Lastra, Apartur (Association of Tourist Apartments) manager
Santi Ibarra, councillor of Ciutat Vella District
Damián Martín,  director of electric mobility and B2B in Cooltra
Ángel Mesado, public affairs responsible of Airbnb Spain and Portugal
Roger Pallerols, general director of the Restaurant Business of Barcelona Trade Union
Saida Palou, anthropologist specialized in tourism
Daniel Pardo, spokeperson of the Neighborhoods Assembly for a Sustainable Tourism (ABTS) / Member of the Collective “Ciutat Vella no està en Venda”
Gala Pin, councilor of the Ciutat Vella District
Daniele Porretta, architect / member of the Collective “Arquitecturas Colectivas”
Marta Roigé, tourist guide. Aguicat Member (“Asociation of Tourist Guides Authorized by Generalitat de Catalunya for a Responsible and Quality Tourism)
Dámaris Rojas, president of Neigbours and Hosts of Barcelona (ViA)
Janet Sanz, mayoress deputy and Responsible of Ecology, Urbanism and Mobility of Barcelona City Council
Alessandro Scarnato, architect
Claret Serrahima, designer / Clase Bcn director / vice president of “Amics de la Rambla”
Joan Maria Soler, member of the Neigbours of Poblenou Association / projects Coordinator in the Federation of Barcelona Neighbours (FAVB)
Roberto Tierz, Sidecar director
Jordi William Carnes, Tourism of Barcelona general director