Because of the changed circumstances, we will also be using this online event as the first step in a longer-term process. The October meeting will be the first step towards a book publication on the theme of the meeting. To facilitate rapid and inclusive publication we will be willing to consider flexible formats for this. We hope to be able to work quickly on this so we can present (or even launch) the publication during a special track to be organized at the ATLAS annual conference in Prague, which has been postponed to September 7-10, 2021.
The suggested chapters of the publication
"Festival Cities and Cultural Tourism"
Greg Richards, Brian King
The experience of cultural festivals: evidence from Hong Kong
Maria del Pilar Leal Londoño, Alexandra Georgescu Paquin, Jordi Arcos
Food festivals as builders of the image of a tourist destination
Alba Colombo, Esther Oliver-Grasiot
Intensities of the use of public space by cultural festivals: an evolutionary map of Barcelona
Alba Colombo, David McGillivray, Bernadette Quinn, Andrew Smith
Cities of Festivals: European Perspectives on Festivalization and Urban Public Space
Montira Intason, Willem Coetzee, Craig Lee
The transference of family values in the Songkran Festival
Festival and Events as the Locus for Global Musical Heritage
Amber Herrewijn, Marjorein van Houten
Event Echoes: The influence of social memory recollection of a music festival experience on participants’ happiness
Film festivals as tools of socio-economic, territorial and touristic development: the case study of Taormina Film Fest
Embedding Festivals in Place: untangling actor networks in festival settings
Edit Kővári, Ágnes Raffay
Can festivals bring social change in an ECoC city? Emotional intelligence and willingness of volunteering of youth
In the second session of the meeting authors will pitch their contribution towards the publication.
Greg Richards is Professor of Placemaking and Events at Breda University and Professor of Leisure Studies at the University of Tilburg in The Netherlands. His recent publications include the SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies (with John Hannigan), Reinventing the Local in Tourism (with Paolo Russo) and Small Cities with Big Dreams: Creative Placemaking and Branding Strategies (with Lian Duif).
Brian King is Associate Dean and Professor in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He specializes in the cultural dimensions of tourism, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. He has published books and articles on tourism marketing, resorts, VFR travel and Asia-Pacific tourism. He is Co-editor-in-chief of Tourism, Culture and Communication.
Michael Luchtan researches Bluegrass events in Europe as a doctoral grant-holder at Barcelona’s Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. He is in the FESTSPACE research group.
Enrico Nicosia is a Researcher of Geography and Lecturer of Cultural Geography in the Department of Cognitive Science, Psychology, Education and Cultural Studies, University of Messina.