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Desayuno con Ramon Esteve

Author: Mieke, Posted: March 8th, 2018

IMG_2886-bn01-1024x683Recently I visited Valencia and was invited by Ramon Esteve Estudio to join them for their daily office breakfast.

Read what we discussed on their website >>
The blog is in Spanish, but see below the translation of a part of the blog.

It was a pleasure to talk with them about their work and MIMOA and to share our ambitions and inspirations.
Thanks Ramon and staff for your generous hospitality! 

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A fear…
Due to the strong increase of mass tourism, some cities are getting flooded with tourists of which Amsterdam and Barcelona are just 2 examples. As a result, these cities may go down because of their own popularity. They are becoming hardly impossible to live in, locals are moving away, (foreign) investors and tourists are taking over. Also the attention is strongly drawn to the World famous classical attractions, disregarding the beauty and potential of places in the city which are less famous, more hidden but certainly just as (or even more) interesting.

A dream…
Architecture connecting people, making the World a better and safe place to live in. To be surrounded with like-minded people, sharing experiences, discovering new places…  releasing lots of positive and creative energy that catches on

A challenge…
For MIMOA to take an active role in preventing the above fear by spreading tourism and unlocking destinations.

Where do you usually find inspiration?
I mostly find my inspiration, while travelling: experiencing other cultures and meeting local people.

An advice…
Travel as much as you can to enjoy the real experience, instead of just a paper/online journey. And if you do, try to pass through your destination as a local by talking to locals, turning to the unbeaten track and discovering the hidden gems.

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