Participatory culture and new challenges for tourism: Responses to the challenges of mass cultural tourism
Start date : 12 April 2018 09:00
End date : 13 April 2018 19:30
Where : Barcelona | Espagne
Hosted by :
Ostelea - ATLAS
Information sources :
In 2018 the European Commission celebrates the European Year of Cultural Heritage with the aim of promoting cultural diversity, intercultural dialogue and social cohesion and strengthening a sense of identity. The initiative draws attention to the new challenges that the cultural heritage is facing in recent years, such as the impact of the digital shift, the environmental and physical pressure on heritage sites, the reduced public budgets, and the falling participation in traditional cultural activities.
Beyond merely commercial approaches, the touristic sector can stimulate virtuous uses of the cultural heritage that allow either to keep it alive and guarantee its preservation. If increasing tourism activity can threat the preservation of cultural heritage, the participation of local communities in the management and promotion of the cultural heritage can mitigate the risks related to the banalization of cultural landscapes in mass tourist destinations.
In the last few years, the touristic model of Barcelona has been widely discussed. For instance, one of the most visited World Heritage Sites in Barcelona such as Parc Güell has been surrounded by several controversies among residents due to the decision of restring the access in 2013. Barcelona is thus asked to give responses that mitigate the conflict around cultural tourism that also will be scalable in other cities and heritage sites.
Coping with scenarios as such, the touristic sector is thus expected to foster encounters between local communities and visitors as a strategy to keep tangible and intangible heritage alive and enact intergenerational dialogue and practices. New technologies have to be the main driver in encouraging co-creation process between audiences, both tourists and locals, and cultural heritage.
This expert meeting will gather in Barcelona a group of researchers presenting contributions which address the conference themes from a range of subject fields including, but not limited to; leisure studies, tourism, geography, cultural studies, sociology, gender studies, ethnic and racial studies, and social and anthropology of tourism. The aim of the meeting is to propose key advances into the understanding and analysis of the relationship between tourism and cultural heritage.
The workshop is open to academic researchers and practitioners at any career stage with an interest in tourism. The meeting will be organized by the ATLAS Cultural Tourism Research Group, which has been monitoring cultural trends around the world for the past 25 years. The meeting with be hosted by the Ostelea School of Tourism and Hospitality, Campus Barcelona, affiliated to the Lleida University and partner of EAE Business School and member of the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization).
Within this context, the expert meeting organisers welcome presentations on the following topics:
Responses from touristic sector to congestive heritage sites Participatory approaches and social innovation in cultural tourism Private-public collaboration in the management of touristic heritage sites Heritage promotion strategies and policies Basic challenges in sustaining of Culture Tourism Destinations Cultural heritage, tourism and climate change The role of new technologies in engaging cultural tourists in tourist destinations Gamification techniques in engaging cultural tourism New participatory narratives for cultural heritage The role of online peers’ interaction for cultural heritage enhancement Co-creation in cultural tourism experience Food, wine in cultural destination
Practical informations :
Abstracts (300 words maximum) should be submitted before November 30th, 2017, by making use of this ABSTRACT SUBMISSION FORM.
Within January 15th, contributors will receive a confirmation of its acceptation or solicit revisions, and the final program will be issued before March 30th 2018. The book of abstract will be available in e-format.
Abstract submission : November 30th, 2017 Notification of acceptance : January 15th, 2018 Meeting : April 12-13th, 2018 Full paper submission : June 30th, 2018
Participants are welcome to submit their full papers AFTER the conference. The full paper submission date is the 30th March of 2018.
Papers will be considered to be published in a special issue of the Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism (ISSN 2169-2971, Print; ISSN 2169-298X, Online). Depending on the quality and themes of the papers the Scientific Committee will decide on which papers will be considered for this special issue. Papers that are not considered for the special issue will be considered for publication in the ATLAS Review - The ATLAS Review gives ATLAS members and participants of the ATLAS conference and meeting participants a platform to publish the papers they have presented. The editing will be carried out by an editorial board / field editors.
Contact Please contact: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration Submit this form to register for the conference. Abstract submission form Submit this form to submit an abstract for the conference.