Festivalisation of Urban Spaces: Factors, Processes and by Waldemar Cudny

By Waldemar Cudny

This is a multi-disciplinary clinical monograph bearing on city geography, city areas administration, occasion reviews, tourism geography, cultural anthropology and sociology. It covers matters that are in most cases on the topic of the preferred form of occasions: fairs. This e-book experiences the origins, background, and the most elements of competition improvement, in addition to the concept that of a pageant within the context of varied medical disciplines. It provides the present competition typologies in addition to the author's personal accomplished typology. The theoretical half issues the elemental learn equipment and ways utilized in the research of those occasions, in addition to their affects at the city area within the actual (festival facilities), social (a position the place humans may possibly pursue their pursuits, meet with friends and family) and cultural point. the commercial element of fairs (generating jobs and source of revenue from tourism, utilizing fairs for urban branding, etc.) is usually mentioned. The ebook offers useful examples in sub-chapters, references to literature (further interpreting) and the case examine of the effect of fairs on city area administration and concrete improvement, utilizing the instance of Łódź – a Polish post-socialist urban. it can even be handled as a supplementary direction ebook for college kids of city geography, city areas administration, tourism, occasion administration and, to a definite volume, anthropology of tradition and sociology.

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In the Middle Ages, the tradition of carnival was born—the festive time preceding the period of Christian Lent. g. the medieval knights’ tournaments, celebrations during visits of medieval rulers to the cities subject to them or court games, can be seen as the archetypes of many contemporary festivals. Apart from feasts, those events included cultural events, such as theatre performances, recitations and concerts. A popular form was performances given by travelling theatrical groups, which increased people’s interest in culture and attracted the inhabitants of cities and villages (see Cudny 2014b).

In Athens. Every year, about 15 new texts were written, representing comedy, satire and tragedy. Over 100 years, about 1500 texts were created in Athens alone. Moreover, Dionysia took place in other cities of ancient Greece as well, where they were also accompanied by theatre performances and competitions (Ashby 1999). All that contributed to the development of Greek theatre, which in turn became the basis for the development of theatre in Rome at the time when Greece was under the rule of the Roman Empire.

Young generation from a kind of rebellion against the social norms, and organisation of festivals was a part of this rebellion (see Johansson and Toraldo 2015). Considering important moments in personal life, we may distinguish events or festivities referring to birth, marriage or death (see also: Duvignaud 1989). It is certainly possible to quote examples of events connected with the First Holy Communion, so popular in Poland in recent years or the Bar Mitzvah celebration, during which a Jewish boy officially comes of age.

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