ARCHITECTURE AND TOURISM. Active students
22-01-2020
An Initiative that shaped a new subject in architecture degree in Chihuahua, Mexico. The Projects of students are focused on the reinforcement of the touristic activities in Casas Grandes, a north Mexican town that has been renowned as one of the 121 “Pueblos Mágicos” (Magical Towns), a touristic program created by the Minister of Tourism of Mexico. Because of the rules of the program, Casas Grandes, and other magical towns have found complicated to be benefited (economically) from this government touristic program. They need a preliminary architectural and urbanistic design done, but there are not enough resources to hire a specialist in the field before have the economics supports. Therefore, it came to light the need to bring together university and social programs, actively and in a real way. The subject was created to be implemented in the final year of college. And Its structure was designed to reinforce sustainable values, innovation, and interdisciplinary focus: Project stages. 1. Masterclasses. Professionals from different fields help the students to open their perspective on the theme. 2. Bibliographic investigation. Students and teachers organize groups of work to investigate the different issues, on the basis of sustainability. 3. Field research. Study trip. 4. Field Analysis. 5. Conclusions. To determine what sustainable projects are the most feasible to the case of study. 6. Projects. Ideas proposal and development. Individual preliminary architectural and urbanistic projects. 7. Presentation to authorities. From the government and university. There was proposed one integral group project divided into eight individual project proposals. That is a great advance to Casas Grandes people to complete the requirements of the Ministry of Tourism of México, to earn the financial backing.
Architecture and tourism. Academic participation.
16-07-2019
A project of teaching innovation in the university, Instituto Superior de Arquitectura y Diseño de Chihuahua ISAD (Higher Institute of Architecture and Design of Chihuahua). Through the creation of a new subject that makes the future architect's laboral perspectives bigger by the union of tourism, heritage, and architecture. Looking at the national social and political reality. Architecture is one of the main subjects for tourism, nevertheless is rare to find interest in tourism inside architecture degree programs. It´s because of that, this project is important and necessary for the development of both knowledge sciences, tourism, and architecture. Always with the sustainable principles present. --- Background It is intended primarily to reinforce four competencies derived from the WORLD CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION - Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century - Vision and Action. 9 October 1998 1. Interdisciplinarity. 2. Scientific investigation. 3. Specific objectives. 4. Social trends. STUDY APPROACHES Interdisciplinary focus. Scientific. Method. Participation in existing programs Study case: The touristic program Pueblos Mágicos (Magic towns). Architecture, sustainability, and tourism in Chihuahua, Mexico. The students will analyze the touristic program "Pueblos Mágicos" and make architecture and urbanism projects under sustainable aspects.
Architecture and tourism. Academic participation.
17-06-2019
A project of teaching innovation in the university, Instituto Superior de Arquitectura y Diseño de Chihuahua ISAD (Higher Institute of Architecture and Design of Chihuahua). Through the creation of a new subject that makes the future architect's laboral perspectives bigger by the union of tourism, heritage, and architecture. Looking at the national social and political reality. Architecture is one of the main subjects for tourism, nevertheless is rare to find interest in tourism inside architecture degree programs. It´s because of that, this project is important and necessary for the development of both knowledge sciences, tourism, and architecture. Always with the sustainable principles present. --- Background It is intended primarily to reinforce four competencies derived from the WORLD CONFERENCE ON HIGHER EDUCATION - Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century - Vision and Action. 9 October 1998 1. Interdisciplinarity. 2. Scientific investigation. 3. Specific objectives. 4. Social trends. STUDY APPROACHES Interdisciplinary focus. Scientific. Method. Participation in existing programs Study case: The touristic program Pueblos Mágicos (Magic towns). Architecture, sustainability, and tourism in Chihuahua, Mexico. The students will analyze the touristic program "Pueblos Mágicos" and make architecture and urbanism projects under sustainable aspects.