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Arctic tourism

This selection of master’s degree projects from the School of Northern Design presents solutions to the problem of socio-cultural adaptation to the extreme northern conditions during a short stay, in particular, promising options of tourism (ethnotourism, ecotourism, extreme tourism, etc.) in the Urals and Siberia. The main objective of this line of research is to formulate principles of eco-friendly and ethical consumption of tourism products.

Master’s degree project
Author: Elvira Gumarova
Supervised by Nikolai P. Garin and Denis A. Kukanov
2007

Description:

This work is presents a description of how an indigenous culture, the most valuable resource of the North, could be turned into a commodity by means of design through creating a "material shell» relying on the centuries-long principles and laws of thing-making employed by the indigenous populations of the Arctic region. A detailed scenario of the itinerary is developed including a plan of camping sites and scenarios of interaction with the natural environment and indigenous people through a series of pieces of tourist equipment proposed by the author.

Master’s degree project
Author: Kristina Zorina
Supervised by Nikolai P. Garin, Denis A. Kukanov, and Svetlana G. Usenyuk (Kravchuk)
2010

Description:

This study deals with the conservation of natural sites, relict cultures and the environment of the Northern Urals through the creation of a design concept for the development of tourism in the region. The core idea is to create a tourist itinerary on the basis of a tailored approach allowing for the characteristics of a give area as a tourism resource. The purpose is attained through detailed development of itinerary scenarios and design of temporary shelters and personal tourist equipment.

Master’s degree project
Authors: Maria Gostyaeva, Alena Nikiforova, Anna Suslova, Evgeniya Chernykh, Elena Kipriyanova
Supervised by Nikolai P. Garin and Denis A. Kukanov
2013

Description:

This team project proposes a design concept for a tourist complex on the river Trom-Agan and an action plan for subsequent establishment of a detailed spatial environment (itinerary infrastructure). Based on the design scenario including human safety, emotional psychological comfort and means of communication, the tourist itinerary encompasses the following components: individual tourist equipment, group equipment, transport infrastructure, field camp for temporary stay, and a culmination mystery. These components were developed in detail in the individual designs of the co-authors. The design was presented to the Department of Culture, Youth Policy, Tourism and Sports and the administration of the Surgut District, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug.

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Integrated design project for the Russian Arctic Forces Practice
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