Tourists and locals sharing public space: how festival practice can inform better policy

In a globally competitive world, branding destinations using culture, diversity and creativity is an important policy strategy for city governments everywhere. Dublin is an example of a capital city that has been using festivals & events to boost its global reputation, trying to turn itself an ‘eventful city’ (Richards, 2010). Branding often highlights cultural festivals […]

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Commemorative events and the COVID-19 pandemic

Being able to use public space is something we routinely take for granted. However, in recent months governments have actively sought to control and restrict access to, and use of, public space. People have been required to limit their social interactions and to practice ‘social distancing’, to restrict their movements away from home, and to […]

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