Our Call for Papers has received international attention and we got a large number of great submissions. We would like to thank everyone who has sent us their papers and drafts. Unfortunately we were not able to include all submissions. Nevertheless the selection process and the conference preparations have been finally completed; our conference will be held in English.
We are happy to announce that Prof. Dr. Jonas Larsen (Roskilde University, Denmark) will open the conference with a public lecture entitled Tourism and the Everyday Practices.
Moreover, we clustered the accepted submissions around three panels. Each of them is dealing with different aspects of the relationship between the everyday and tourism in regard to urban development. The Extraordinary Mundane examines different places, scenes and representations of the urban everyday. It explores their construction processes and their appeal for tourists and residents likewise. The rise of new urban tourism also requires a detailed analysis of related spaces and temporalities. In the panel Encounters & Contact Zones contributions discuss moments and spaces where tourists and locals meet such as the urban night or around a flat rented out on Airbnb. The third panel Urban (Tourism) Development puts the political dimension of the described dynamics and developments in the focus of attention. It discusses their consequences for urban development, particularly its connection to gentrification, and its influence on tourism and urban policy making.
An update with more information about the conference, its contributors and its location details will be posted in the next days.