KEYNOTE SPEECH – Steve Miles – “Experiential consumption and the commodification of place” – Abstract

There is a notion of transformation of urban spaces. By aspiring to be something ‘more’, the presentation of the city is becoming increasingly more important than the actual reality. In this way cities become more about the visitors than the actual residents. The uniqueness of places is a result of their edges – though the endless tourist-streams seem to hollow out modern cities nowadays. The question now is, if a city is characterized more by its visitors rather than by its own residents?


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