Sofia Ramos Marin
Typologie ● Tourism
Lehrveranstaltung ● Diplom
Lehrende ●
Katharina Urbanek, Tina Gregoric
Jahr ● 2023

In the past decades, the intense growth the Yucatán Peninsula has undergone has created a deep dichotomy between small mayan towns, where increasing poverty and organised crime impel human development; and growing cities, where the touristic expansion primarily led by extractive companies take advantage of the natives and their land. Modern touristic developments have led to persistent social injustices that plunge remaining native settlements and Mayan communities into precarious living conditions. This project focuses on recovering the unique cultural heritage found in the Yucatán Peninsula by building spaces that enable participation and active engagement with the local communities, thus restoring and strengthening a debilitated sense of individual self-esteem and collective identity.