The Ground Tour is a journey starting in Vienna, cruising the outskirts of Rome, touching the ground in Prato and Florence on our way to the depths of the Venice Lagoon. The tour will grind much too common assumptions about Italy's beauty and culture and will bring onto the surface a different portrayal of a country as it is acting at the edges of mainstream society. The journey evocatively recalls the historical Grand Tour of the period of Enlightenment which aimed to educate and open horizons to a privileged class of people who nevertheless tried to contribute to human progress and learn from the experience of traveling.
The Ground Tour publication comes as an outcome of the first traveling adventure long-running homonymous project by Enrico Tomassini, Milly Reid, and many others who joined along the way. The Ground Tour is the #2 issue of the Social Design Reader series, published by the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Paperback ⎢ 13x20 cm ⎢ 178 pages ⎢ ISBN: 978-3752861280