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Wellness Country Iceland - Water as Locus

Wellness Country Iceland - Water as Locus

Title: Wellness Country Iceland - Water as Locus
Author: Birgisdóttir, Sigrún
Date: 2015-12
Language: English
Scope: 13
University/Institute: Listaháskóli Íslands
Iceland Academy of the Arts
Department: Hönnunar- og arkítektúrdeild
The Department of Design and Architecture
Subject: Sustainable tourism; Wellness; Geothermal pools; Bathing culture; Participative processes; Jarðhiti; Vistvæn ferðamennska
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/557

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Sigrún Birgisdóttir. 2015. Wellness Country Iceland - Water as Locus. In a Planet of Our Own: A Vision of Sustainability with focus on Water. IIT Bombay Publications.


This paper will address issues of sustainable development within the context of Icelands´ escalating tourism, exploring how design thinking and scenario building can be used as a reflective tool to address complex problems. This will be discussed in relation to the project Wellness Country Iceland. The project by the multi-disciplinary collective Vatnavinir addresses how a scenario for the growing tourism industry can be developed by focusing on wellness, water and Icelands´bathing culture to promote health related tourism for the whole of the country. The aim being to develop a network of local geothermal health localities providing benefits to the local communities.


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