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29 January Research Colloquium: “Spatial and identity determination in cities involved in the tourism market”

January 29 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm GMT

Wescley’s second Cemore Research Colloquium will be held 2.30-4pm, 29th January 2019 in the Mobslab (B37, Bowland North, Lancaster University). Our presenter will be visiting researcher, Wescley Xavier, Professor at Federal University of Viçosa. He will discuss work in progress on the theme ‘”Spatial and identity determination in cities involved in the tourism market”’. Please see below for the abstract:

“Spatial and identity determination in cities involved in the tourism market”

In the last decades, public policies aimed at the development of tourism have been observed all over the world. Municipal governments incorporate in their agendas planning that includes not only the creation of the necessary touristic infrastructure but also strategies to promote cities as products to be offered in the tourism market. The commercialization of cities involves the creation of a relatively homogeneous sense of “city” that can be recognized in the tourism market. It has a direct effect on spatial occupation, in an organic or planned way and the creation of scenery that can compose the city as a product. Given this context, my proposal is to discuss this process of commodification of cities for the following aspects: spatial and identity determination; production of meanings; dialectical movements of culture.

Session Calendar:

10 October Monika Buscher ‘About Time: Changing mobilities and creative urbanism’

23 October Discussion of mobilities concepts

20 November Andrea Victoria Hernandez Bueno ‘Becoming a Passenger’

4 December Wescley Xavier ‘The Favoured Circle of Culture’

15 January Yulia Golovanova ‘Consumption of Emotions in Couch-surfing Practises’

29 January Wescley Xavier: “The Favoured Circle of Culture”

12 February Noel Cass: ‘Mobiles for Mobility- a Reflection and Proposal’

26 February CeMoRe Showcase more info

12 March Peter Fuzesi more info soon!

Image source: Kristen Drew


January 29
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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