Researchers within the fields of experience and tourism from Roskilde University and Invio work with the Camøno hiking route on the island of Møn, Denmark.
The Camøno hiking route, appealing to inspiration from pilgrimage routes, started from scratch in June 2016. The hiking route has mobilized numerous entrepreneurs on the islands of Møn, Nyord and Bogø, supporting the hiking route with accommodation, food, experiences etc. The Danish REALDANIA foundation supported the start-up including investments in rest-places. Furthermore, the local Municipality of Vordingborg has provided sign and map support. Norrøn Architects has supplied designs for benches with a narrative and symbolic strength.
Professor Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Roskilde University, together with colleagues, and Invio, investigates the hiking route both from a consumer/experience point of view and as an entrepreneurial design process. The initial results are presented in a paper presented at the Nordic Symposium of Tourism and Hospitality Research in Turku, Finland, 29th September 2016, and at the Material Mobilities conference in Aalborg, Denmark, 29th November 2016.
Researchers took part in the first season evaluation meeting at Møn Museum 24th November and cooperation with entrepreneurs is emerging.
Paper 1: Experiencing Designed Tourist Places: How do we know if they work or not?
Paper 2: Designing Places for Experiences: a study of architectural practices
See the map of the Camøno Hiking route at http://camoenoen.dk for more information.
Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Invio