FestSpace Film

Written by Xavier Villanueva, Barcelona FestSpace team researcher. Barcelona’s FestSpace team has produced a short video to bring together the objectives of the research and to summarise its key outcomes. It includes the perspective of the five cities participating via the contributions of the principal investigators of the project, members of their teams and some […]

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CALL FOR PAPERS: The multifaceted relationship between festivals, events and public space

FestSpace Barcelona team headed by Julie Wilson and coordinated as chairs by Alba Colombo and Bernadette Quinn,  coordinates the session The Multifaceted Relationship between Festivals Events & Public Space at the  IGU Paris 2022 Centennial Congress (  The call for abstracts is now open! Research has highlighted the critical and multifaceted role of festivals held […]

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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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